Piers Hammond (right) and Steve Hamilton (left) are on the trip of a lifetime, having travelled overland from the UK on their KTM adventure bikes.
Darryl and Scooter bumped into this pair of mad bastards at Mt Dare after a failed attempt to cross the Simpson unassisted. After a chat they decided to tag along for the ride. They made it second time around!
Both guys are ex-RAF chopper pilots and have seen active service in the Bosnian conict and Iraq as well as Afghanistan.
It made for some fascinating campre conversation as Piers regaled us with tales of ying a Chinook with a failing engine amongst other hair-raising adventures.
Their ride around the world is to raise awareness and money for a couple of charities. The John Egging Trust was established in memory of a former RAF colleague and Red Arrows pilot, John Egging, who was killed in an airshow accident.
The JET works to get young people out of their lounge rooms and into the wilderness and realise their potential. Above and Beyond was set up to support patients in the public NHS system in the Bristol area.
By the time you read this, Piers will be on his way across the US while Steve has fallen under Australia’s spell for the time being.
You can follow their travels at muddlifecrisis.com