War veterans battle high Andean desert for Lankan
Dust, extreme aridity, dehydration, mountains,
rocks and desert – 250 kilometres of it; hot in the day and cold at
night. For military ex-servicemen, their past professional training
and battle experience equip them well for the gruelling 7-day foot
race across the world’s driest and highest desert: the Atacama
Desert in the high Andean mountain range in Chilé.