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« ADAPTATION » 4×30 days in the Extremes

From August 2016 to February 2017, explorer-researcher Christian Clot successfully crossed the four most extreme environments of the planet.

Each of them was crossed alone and within 30 days in order to study the human cognitive and physiological adaptability against changes. This movie aims to share this unique project.

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Training for Mission-20 has begun !

In late summer 2019, 10 women and 10 men will embark on the largest research expedition ever conducted on the human capacity to adapt to change: 4X30 DAYS -MISSION 20, directed by the French-Swiss explorer Christian Clot. It was in Jura Switzerland that the official preparation of the future team mates began on the 22nd and 23rd of September, with a first weekend of training.

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The Dasht-e-Lut Mission cut short by Iranian anti-terrorist services

After 2 weeks immersed in the Dasht-e Lut region, Christian Clot was stopped in its tracks by the Iranian authorities.  Met in the desert by the anti-terrorist services, the explorer was required to leave the area immediately. 
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Departure for the first mission

Mi-août, Christian Clot partira dans le Dasht-E Lut, dont le nom signifie littéralement « Désert du vide » en persan. Cette immensité de sable et de roches de la province de Kerman, dans le sud-est de l’Iran, est considérée comme l’endroit le plus chaud de la planète (selon des études de la NASA). Avec une température au sol pouvant dépasser les 70°C et une température de l’air autour de 60°C, ce désert est également l’un des plus arides avec des précipitations inexistantes.

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