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Rob Lilwall

After 71 days and numerous setbacks, Rob Lilwall completes his solo trek across China’s Taklamakan desert, and learns the value of solitude in our hyperconnected, always busy world

Halfway into his quest to cross China’s Taklamakan desert, a run-in with local authorities threatened to derail Rob Lilwall’s efforts – until he dug deep to find the resilience to continue

Rob Lilwall finds himself somewhat overwhelmed by the size and contours of the Taklamakan Desert's dunes as he battles dehydration and physical and mental exhaustion

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Alone in a wasteland of extreme temperatures in Xinjiang, in China’s wild west, Hong Kong-based Briton Rob Lilwall sets off on his toughest challenge yet