Alice Morrison Begins 675km Jordan Trail Trek

Early on December 3, Scottish adventurer Alice Morrison and her guide Munther Al Titi set off from the Jordanian town of Um Qais to trek the 675km Jordan Trail. Her route goes from north to south, starting from Um Qais and ending at the Red Sea.

Alice Morrison. Photo: Alice Morrison/Instagram

 

Morrison is no stranger to deserts. The self-styled Indiana Jones for Girls has trekked the Sahara, the Atlas Mountains, and the length of the Draa River. But the idea of hiking the Jordan Trail was a happy accident. While googling in search of her next big expedition, she stumbled upon the official Jordan Trail website. She had never been to Jordan and saw this trip as an opportunity to “finish this COVID-ridden difficult year with something positive and exciting.”

After some logistical issues with flight bookings because of the pandemic, she managed to nab a flight to Jordan.

 

The trail runs from Um Qais to Ajloun, As-Salt, Wadi Zarqa Ma’in, Al-Karak, Dana, Petra, Rum, then finally the Red Sea. It will take approximately 35 days.

Unlike her previous expeditions, she will not use camels. The terrain is too rugged for them. She will carry a 15kg backpack and presumably she will resupply at some of the 75 villages along the way. The plan is to ring in the New Year on the last leg to the Red Sea.

She will give updates on her podcast, Alice in Wanderland.

Petra, Jordan. Photo: Alexey Stiop/Shutterstock

Kristine De Abreu is the Writer of ExplorersWeb.

Kristine has been writing about Science, Mysteries and History for 4+ years. Prior to that, Kristine studied at the University of Leicester in the UK.

Based in Port-of-Spain, Kristine is also a literature teacher, avid reader, hiker, occasional photographer, an animal lover and shameless ramen addict.

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Subhashis Bhattacharjee
Subhashis Bhattacharjee
6 months ago

Excellent story.

Louis-Philippe Loncke
6 months ago

Wondering why this is considered newsworthy for Exweb? It’s just a person doing a trail many do every year. She has even a guide.In 2020 a woman did an FKT of it in 8+ days.
The only interesting expedition/challenge to be done is unsupported using water in natural sources.