Janey McGill. Exploring Arabia's legendary deserts, leadership and an encounter with the mysterious Jinn.
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Janey McGill is an explorer, writer and photographer. She is part of the newest generation of explorers leading physically, culturally and socially challenging expeditions around the globe. Janey is a military veteran serving 4 years as a soldier with the Honourable Artillery Company.
In this interview, Janey recounts her expedition across Arabia’s infamous desert, the Rub’ al Khali, known in the west as the Empty Quarter. A vast desert wilderness of which much remains unexplored. A land of searing heat and frigid nights, and home to a friendly and generous people. Along the way she encounters the mysterious Jinn. Spirits that have been part of the Arab culture for thousands of years. She also discusses the challenges of expedition leadership and the hard lessons she is learning along the way.