I just finished reading Tracks by Robyn Davidson about her journey across the Gibson desert from Alice to the Indian Ocean with her dog and four camels in Wow, what an amazing woman and a phenomenal story! Well worth a read.
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In 1977 Robyn Davidson trekked 1700 miles across the Australian outback with four camels and a dog. Her epic journey has been made into a film starring Mia Wasikowska. This is an extract of Davidson's original account
Robyn Davidson—the so-called “camel-lady” who undertook a trek from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean on foot with four camels and a dog as her companions. She wrote a book “TRACKS” about her experiences. Picture of National Georgraphic cover- Tracks