Adventure Team
Challenge 2002

Africa 03 Journal

Africa: Kalahari

Africa Overland


Central Africa


Botswana and South Africa


Behind the Rocks

Belize 2004

Bill Burke Trail Leader Training

Black Bear Pass

Black Dragon Canyon

Blanca Peak

Camel Trophy

Chinaman's Gulch

Clayton, OK

Colorado State Forest

Dome Plateau

Eastnor Castle

Ellis Jeep Trail

Engineer Pass

Expedition Portal

Fins N' Things

Ft. Hood, Texas

Green Ridge Trail

Hackett Gulch

Hackett Gulch 2

Hackett Gulch 3

Hellroaring Rim/ Gemini Bridges

Hole in the Rock

Holy Cross Trail


Ice Racing

Indian Peaks

Klondike Bluffs

La Ruta Maya

Leadville Mining

Long Way Home

Moab Spring '01

Moab Labor Day

Mosquito Pass

Mount Antero

National Rally 99

National Rally 01

National Rally 02

National Rally 04

National Rally 06

National Rally 08

Off-Road Impact

Onion Creek

Outback Challenge Morocco

Overland Expo 09

Overland Expo 10

Pinatubo, Phillipines

Poison Spider Mesa


Radical Hill, CO

Red Cone Peak

SEMA 2004

SEMA 2008

SEMA 2009


Drive to SEMA

At the Show

Top of the World

Twist Off 1999

Twist Off 2001

Venezuela '03

White Rim Trail

Yellowstone NP




Biosphere 110

Chris Tullmann

Craig Jones

Dan Cronin

Dustin Hindman

Firetruck D90

AEV J8 Sarge

Joshua White

Nathan Hindman

Patrick Scranton

Rover Tracks

Stuart Nance



London, England to Cape town, South Africa

Photos by Graham Jackson and Witt Sparks

1 - USA, England to Mauritania

2 - Mali to Congo

3 - Angola & Namibia

4 - Botswana & South Africa

In 2004, Graham Jackson and Connie Rodman, along with friends Witt and Jen Sparks took two Land Rover Defender 110s on excursion across Africa. Their journey took them from London, England to Cape Town, South Africa by way of the western coast of Africa.

Building The Trucks

Graham and Connie and Witt and Jen spent a great deal of 2003 building and preparing their 110s for the expedition. In addition, they did a couple of brief shakedown trips, including a trip out to Moab before loading the Defender 110s into a container to England.

England and Europe

After a month on the water, the container ship arrived from the US carrying the precious cargo of their Defender 110s. Leaving from England, the group headed across to the mainland of Europe, where they travelled down the length of France and Spain. Once in Gibraltar, they were just a short ferry ride away from Morocco, and the beginning of their trip across the African continent.



Morocco was their first taste of the African continent. This country, located on the southern edge of the Mediterranian sea is more Arabic than African in influence, but nonetheless, the stunning mountains and sparse deserts made for nothing less than an epic beginning to their adventure. In southern Morocco, they began to notice a something bad going on with the white 110. Upon further inspection, they discovered the transmission had gone out. The solution was a complex international collaboration to get them a new transmission shipped to Morocco. If only the weather conditions had cooperated with the complex replacement, but the African sands had something else in mind.


With a new transmission in place, they headed south from Morocco into the country of Mauritania. This country, located on the western coast of northern Africa lies within the heart of the great Saharan desert. The expedition's route took them through the middle of the desert with vast barren expanses of dunes.









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