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Saudi Arabia : al-Riyād

41.6 km (25.8 miles) E of Banbān, al-Riyād, Saudi Arabia
Approx. altitude: 695 m (2280 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 25°S 133°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: East #3: West #4: GPS displays, altitude 600 odd metres #5: The happy duo upon completion of this historic trip #6: It was a nice warm day...

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  25°N 47°E (visit #4)  

#1: North

(visited by David Thorne and Aart Jongejans)

29-Aug-2008 -- We left 26N 47E with somewhat of a dilemma... If we were to continue straight south it would mean that we could go straight into the village of Rumāḥ and then have no choice but to hit hard top. So we decided to go straight down through the Dahnā' Dunes and stay off-road - making sure that we did an excess of 110 km to make it a full 4 points off-road by distance.

It required as well that we drove at average speeds of around 80 km/h off-road if we were to get to the point before dark. If you know what that means - you do 100 km whenever you can and try to hope that you can see the pot-holes and ridges in time. It was fun to see Aart airborne for periods of time.

The area since last been visited is now used by sheep and goat farmers and so the area is pock-marked with wall-off and fenced-off areas.

We found the point in a goat kraal... and after climbing the fence made it... with a couple of minutes to spare before sunset.

What a day... 4 confluence points in one day - off road! Door to door it was a 620 km trip, which took 12 hours to complete.


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#1: North
#2: East
#3: West
#4: GPS displays, altitude 600 odd metres
#5: The happy duo upon completion of this historic trip
#6: It was a nice warm day...
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