The campfire is an integral part of the Atacama Crossing. Nurtured and tended by our local staff, who keep a constant kettle of water boiling, the fire could be counted as the greatest luxury at a 4 Deserts event. After a hard day in the desert, there is nothing quite like the camaraderie and comfort provided by the fire. An opportunity to meet fellow competitors, swap tips, marvel at some of the ingenious meals being prepared and ease sore limbs. Before competitors awake in the morning the fire is rekindled and the kettle boiled for breakfast - a blissful cup of tea or coffee and a bowl of porridge are perennial favourites to savour as the sun rises.