Lying on the sand, on your favourite beach under the glaring sun, eyes protected by dark sunglasses, body slick with sun cream and a seafood meal in your stomach, you nod off. The dream starts immediately: you are surrounded by sand. Dunes. Stones. Sparse bushes. Huge rocky masses on the horizon. A kind of emptiness in your stomach, the weight of a bag on your back. In front of you, a flag, and another further away. Then another… They seem to form a path that crosses the landscape surrounding you. With nothing else to guide you, you follow them. You are sweating profusely, your feet hurt, but tirelessly you continue, spurred on by an irresistible need to cross… what? A finish line? That’s it, a finish line, miles and miles away across the desert. And you know that once you’ve crossed that line, a sense of accomplishment will fill your whole being. And you’ll be able to take a rest, lying on the sand…
MAKE YOUR DREAM A REALITY
What about doing it in 2017? Applications for the 32nd MDS are practically full already. You’ll need to move fast if you want to experience this incredible adventure next year. The sand, the desert sand, and not the sand on the beach, awaits you.
If you need a bit more time to spur on any undecided cells in your body, think about MDS 2018: applications open now. Don’t wait too long though: one and a half years of preparation is never too much, physically, mentally or logistically.