For us, the desert is both classroom and sanctuary. It strips away modern comforts, demanding resilience, self-reliance, and giving an unparalleled sense of freedom.
We navigate its harsh terrain without GPS, each step guided by experience and deliberation. Our annual Akban desert gathering isn't just physical exertion; it's an event that is difficult to explain.
In small, 4-5 people teams, on foot only, carrying all our food, water and equipment in backpacks we navigate for days, only to meet in a predetermined coordinates, spar, go to sleep, and at sunrise spread again, in different paths, leaving no traces.
Amidst this old desert's rugged beauty, we find clarity and connection—both with nature and each other. The experience leaves an indelible mark, enriching our lives long after we've returned to urban comforts.