Alice Morrison is a Scottish Adventurer, TV Presenter and Author. She also knows how to tar a camel’s bottom. Previously, a BBC News Editor and then Chief Executive of a Media Development Agency, she gave up the rat race for a bike race, competing in the Tour D’Afrique in 2011, 8000 miles from Cairo to Cape Town.
Bitten by the adventure bug, she went to Morocco to run the infamous Marathon des Sables, the race that almost broke James Cracknell, and liked it so much she stayed.
Her series for BBC 2, From Morocco to Timbuktu, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM-H2EGqlMw saw her exploring the ancient salt and trade routes from the Mediterranean to the dangerous heart of Mali.
She has just become the first woman to walk the Draa River in Morocco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft1WIBlyobk, 1500km on foot with her three Amazigh companions and 5 camels.
Her latest book https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-1001-Nights-Adventures-Morocco/dp/1471174255 is just out, My 1001 Nights, a series of tales and adventures from Morocco.