Ah, the dunes! Some dream of them, for others they are the stuff of nightmares… One thing is certain, they leave no Gazelle indifferent! This is the reason for the concentrated expressions at the start line this morning. For this special day, the 4×4 teams have three routes to choose from, X, Y and Z, with decreasing levels of difficulty. Just metres after crossing the start line, the Gazelles are already stopping to take a heading, setting a course for the majestic dunes of Erg Chebbi. Some are so stressed that they get stuck even before reaching the dunes. Today’s goal for Jennifer and Claudia: “not to put pressure on ourselves; to stay consistent and focused”. For the occasion, Jennifer, the navigator of Team 102 (Jennifer KALKA / Claudia MARTIN), has even decided to inaugurate the sneakers she intends to wear for the Trek’In Gazelles, the first edition of which is set to take place from November 6 to 11.