For thousands of years people have avoided, endured and pondered this vast western landscape. Find out more about the fascinating people who have passed this way by clicking on a photo or name below:
Did You Know?
Watch out for bombs! Before they cooled, volcanic bombs were hot globs of lava that were hurled from volcanoes along the Great Rift. They form a variety of interesting shapes described as "breadcrust", "spindle" and "ribbons" by geologists. More...