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Alice Morrison's Biography

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Alice Morrison was born in 1963 in Edinburgh, but grew up in Uganda and Ghana, before returning to Scotland at 11 years old.

She was educated at St Denis and Cranley Academy for Young Ladies and Edinburgh University, where she studied Arabic and Turkish.

After two years in Cairo, Alice Morrison became a journalist working in the UK including at the BBC, largely dealing with Middle Eastern matters, although she later covered adventures such as the Snowdon Challenge and ice climbing in the Andes.

She became the CEO of Vision+Media, before returning to the world of adventure including running the Marathon Des Sables in 2014.

She settled in Morocco and wrote a book, Dodging Elephants, about racing across Africa in her bike.

In 2017, the BBC announced a new BBC Two series From Here to Timbuktu, in which Alice Morrison would follow the Salt Roads.

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