I Hitchhiked the World's Deadliest Train (20hrs across the Sahara)

Become smarter in 5 minutes by signing up for free today: cen.yt/mbyestheory - Thanks to Morning Brew for sponsoring today’s video.

🙏🏼 Thank you for making these videos possible through your support of Seek Discomfort
⚡️ SEEK DISCOMFORT: seek-discomfort.com/yes-theory

The Mauritanian Railway, one of the world's longest and heaviest train in the world transports iron ore from a remote mining town in Mauritania to a coastal city cutting through the Sahara Desert. The ride lasts anywhere between 19-30 hours and a few brave locals use it to travel back and forth with supplies. The dangerous trek leads to several unfortunate deaths every year as people fall off the train. Thomas and his friend Drew Binsky attempt to find this train and embark on the dangerous journey through the Sahara.

Thank you to Drew Binsky for coming with me and guiding me through how to travel in this part of the world! Check out his channel here:

Thank you to our local friend Med for some of the b-roll shots of the train.

✈ Book an Adventure: travel.yestheory.com/

⁺ Yes Theory Plus: fititle.info/wine/Td7.html...
📝 Follow Matt’s Newsletter: yestheory.com/newsletter/
📸 Instagram - yestheory
🐦 Twitter - yestheory
🎬 Facebook- yestheory/

☮️ If you want to join the Yes Fam Facebook group which is 100,000+ of our most engaged and badass community members, you can apply here:


🎵 Where we find our music:
1- Epidemic Sound. Amazing royalty free music for FItitle. Free 30 day trial here: share.epidemicsound.com/wFFbr​

2- Musicbed. Amazing label-quality cinematic music. 30-day free trial here:

3- Artlist. 2 Months Free High Quality Music: artlist.io/artlist-70446/?art...

🎞 Our b-roll and stock footage:

2 Months Free Stock Footage Videos: artgrid.io/Artgrid-114820?art​ ...

For an amazing b-roll and footage library, checkout: storyblocks.com/YesTheory​

📈 Our Most Popular FItitle Videos
🎬 Traveling to the least visited country in the world: fititle.info/one/videot/hXTZdtFtn6-VnGk.html
🎬 Becoming Superhuman with Iceman Wim Hof: fititle.info/one/videot/bpPamdyqpbGlgWk.html
🎬 We Helicopter Bungee Jumped with Will Smith: fititle.info/one/videot/gYPZZ8yLoJiJeXo.html

🎙 The Yes Theory Podcast: spoti.fi/3sFdq6v

🌍 Our website - www.yestheory.com
🌍 Advertise With Us - zack@onedayent.com

Who are we?
We believe that life’s greatest moments and deepest connections exist outside of your comfort zone.

Ask us a Question:
Tweet us @yestheory


  1. Conor Castle

    Conor Castle3 kuukautta sitten

    I remember pitching this idea to Thomas 3 years ago after watching a nat geo documentary. So glad to see you finally did it! Wish I could have made it, next time! 😎

  2. Syafi Hamdani

    Syafi Hamdani5 päivää sitten


  3. Audi

    Audi7 päivää sitten

    @Yes Theory omgg you said that!

  4. Wallus

    Wallus12 päivää sitten


  5. Bilal Q

    Bilal Q19 päivää sitten

    @choppy hopefully you will

  6. choppy

    choppy21 päivä sitten

    @Bilal Q pakistan is beautiful i hope to visit one day

  7. James Dagless

    James Dagless9 tuntia sitten

    What an awesome adventure 🪣 📝

  8. KD SM

    KD SM10 tuntia sitten

    Would have been great if Bear Grylls came running towards this train from his sahara Man vs Wild episode with some lizards in his pocket.

  9. mickey splane

    mickey splane18 tuntia sitten

    Exotic journey. An absolute jerk is your guide. Enjoy! Plus he had locals to help -- Others make the same trip solo. Oh yeah, he'll try to peddle you something at the end.

  10. Peter Yves Clement

    Peter Yves ClementPäivä sitten

    I watched this on PPPETER’s FItitle channel first. Quite an awesome ride.

  11. Carson James

    Carson JamesPäivä sitten

    For me the cold is nothing it's the heat I would personally worry about.

  12. Internet Police

    Internet PolicePäivä sitten

    Host: In our country it's tradition to eat with your hands from the same community plate. Me: I'm American...I'm not used to eating from the same plate, but it's fine I'll get over it ***Stacks rice around edges of portion to form border*** Make my portion great again!


    ILOVEPANDAPäivä sitten

    That is sick.

  14. gewoon abnormaal

    gewoon abnormaalPäivä sitten

    Who’s walking there at 12:59?

  15. Aqil Aqram

    Aqil Aqram2 päivää sitten

    I wish i can do it like you guys. Its really an awesome experience ! From 🇲🇾

  16. DpsRager TM*

    DpsRager TM*2 päivää sitten

    Pftt. I can experience the same thing. "Smoke some weed" Enjoying an awesome journey.*

  17. T Chambers

    T Chambers2 päivää sitten

    i've never seen your channel before...but i come here and one of the first things i hear is you saying fucking EYERUN instead of iron. well sick. now i'm mad...

  18. Cristian Guzman

    Cristian Guzman2 päivää sitten

    yo how the fuck did u check your lactation

  19. Stan

    Stan2 päivää sitten

    I thought that was xqc in the thumbnail

  20. Vladimir Lenin

    Vladimir Lenin2 päivää sitten

    Somehow I'm not surprised that Drew was with you. Like of course he is.

  21. Iss Obama

    Iss Obama2 päivää sitten

    The sick john lamentably turn because novel pragmatically crush over a unkempt crowd. slippery, fresh bean

  22. Janet Greene

    Janet Greene2 päivää sitten

    The mighty bibliography notably own because kitten ostensibly suit except a extra-large extra-small exuberant operation. ruddy, therapeutic interviewer

  23. p kerit

    p kerit3 päivää sitten

    bald and beautiful did this before you

  24. H Ben

    H Ben3 päivää sitten

    carries iron or...what?

  25. H Ben

    H Ben2 päivää sitten

    @Pablo Escobar I know hahahaha

  26. Pablo Escobar

    Pablo Escobar2 päivää sitten

    iron ore

  27. T0biT'$ L!f3 (Tobias)

    T0biT'$ L!f3 (Tobias)3 päivää sitten


  28. Floyd Barker

    Floyd Barker3 päivää sitten

    Ok Shiey....your move bro!

  29. Carl-Fredrik Johansson

    Carl-Fredrik Johansson3 päivää sitten

    That is the coolest thing!!!

  30. jayk778

    jayk7783 päivää sitten

    shiey would do this in his sleep! not trying to take anything away from these guys tho , epic trip!

  31. NK Shukla

    NK Shukla3 päivää sitten

    I feel like amazing after watching the video. Thanks for bringing me the vibe man

  32. NK Shukla

    NK Shukla3 päivää sitten

    Guys, this is a special edition of Thomas and Friends xD

  33. NK Shukla

    NK Shukla3 päivää sitten

    We don't want Netflix, we already have Yes Theory!!!

  34. Matt Gie

    Matt Gie3 päivää sitten

    Sell it to Discovery or something production level is on point

  35. Whitelivesmatter

    Whitelivesmatter3 päivää sitten

    This should be a 30 minute show on cable.

  36. Team Zybe

    Team Zybe3 päivää sitten

    How do they get the drone to work in the middle of a desert 🤷

  37. Nigel Lozane

    Nigel Lozane4 päivää sitten

    What a Movie

  38. Marzuq Janwar

    Marzuq Janwar4 päivää sitten

    drew in orange was sooow cute haha lol

  39. Baskets Resale

    Baskets Resale4 päivää sitten

    Very cool

  40. M - v- P

    M - v- P4 päivää sitten

    lol, no adventure .. save trip.

  41. LittleTimmyJr

    LittleTimmyJr4 päivää sitten

    The alert celery perplexingly enter because creator precisely pause into a cumbersome suede. ubiquitous, awful neon

  42. Digital Willis

    Digital Willis4 päivää sitten

    whats the point in the mask if hes gonna take it off to talk???

  43. Vishal Sharma

    Vishal Sharma4 päivää sitten

    This is the coolest video i ever watch 👍❤️

  44. J.J. Kindall

    J.J. Kindall4 päivää sitten

    Imagine building the tracks

  45. Jeff Cabo

    Jeff Cabo4 päivää sitten

    I'm jealous of this experience.

  46. Divyanshu Singh

    Divyanshu Singh4 päivää sitten

    Yes nature is harsh but ......where you enjoy every little moment is the lap of mother nature !! ❤️😍

  47. Cyron Bassett

    Cyron Bassett4 päivää sitten

    At 12:26 was there someone walking😳😳

  48. DialitY RUG

    DialitY RUG5 päivää sitten

    Ay man je savais pas t'etais francais

  49. Ezylann

    Ezylann5 päivää sitten

    this made me so happy for some strange reason

  50. seth_fto

    seth_fto5 päivää sitten

    shiey should do this

  51. Bacatan Bacatan

    Bacatan Bacatan5 päivää sitten

    How I wish u guys could travel to Philippines.

  52. Kyle F

    Kyle F5 päivää sitten

    They probably could of just asked the crew?

  53. Madan Gopal

    Madan Gopal5 päivää sitten

    Shiey fans hit like 👍🏻

  54. Syed M.Feroz

    Syed M.Feroz5 päivää sitten

    Imagine the train driver watching this video 😂😂💀

  55. Laisa hh

    Laisa hh5 päivää sitten

    Sahara desserts so scary

  56. Laisa hh

    Laisa hh5 päivää sitten

    Imagine being the driver though. I wonder how much fuel it takes.

  57. Laisa hh

    Laisa hh5 päivää sitten

    Being the driver for the train oml

  58. Laisa hh

    Laisa hh5 päivää sitten

    Might as well make it legal

  59. arkhamkillzone

    arkhamkillzone5 päivää sitten

    Uneducated people use the Lords name in trivial situations. It's what they see in movies and can't express them selves so let others lead the way for them. It's actually very sad. I refuse to sub to peoples channel who use the Lords name like that.

  60. tder

    tder5 päivää sitten

    A bit dramatic by them

  61. Turtle 2

    Turtle 26 päivää sitten


  62. TheFox Man

    TheFox Man6 päivää sitten

    fear of corona?

  63. rebecca hartmann

    rebecca hartmann6 päivää sitten

    You guys are so wild I love it

  64. Forethought X

    Forethought X6 päivää sitten

    how did you guys get those pan out shots of the train?

  65. Building&Filming

    Building&Filming6 päivää sitten

    I remember when this channel had less than a million…wow.

  66. Technul

    Technul6 päivää sitten


  67. Technul

    Technul6 päivää sitten


  68. Technul

    Technul6 päivää sitten

    ༄།༴༕༼༽༜ གཡགཏདངཏཡནབབངཡར

  69. A P

    A P6 päivää sitten

    What the actual fuck u are crazy bro good video 😂

  70. Carlos Vasquez

    Carlos Vasquez6 päivää sitten

    Want to talk about dangerous train, look into La Bestia (the beast) that crosses through Mexico

  71. Anthony d

    Anthony d6 päivää sitten

    Hey those wind turbine will destroy ecosystem and kill birds but great video

  72. Khaleb Arimbay

    Khaleb Arimbay6 päivää sitten

    His friend has traveled 193 countries while I'm here watching youtube videos and barely even traveled my own country.

  73. Afdhal N

    Afdhal N6 päivää sitten

    The ethereal plough superficially wipe because november likely scribble out a horrible shrimp. unnatural, melted current

  74. Ricky Bobby

    Ricky Bobby6 päivää sitten

    If you can check at thing mock UN discord server discord.gg/gvcV5sDp

  75. Howell Evans

    Howell Evans6 päivää sitten


  76. Uzair Zaheer

    Uzair Zaheer6 päivää sitten

    Islam teaches all Muslims to be hospitable to all guests with utmost care, this was more than a beautiful gesture by Amar’s dad’s friend, this was an act of worship🙌

  77. YakPaks truck

    YakPaks truck6 päivää sitten

    Im amazed that they think the conductor will just stop because a hitch hiker fell off lol

  78. Yes Yes

    Yes Yes6 päivää sitten

    lmao exactly what I was thinking

  79. ThePartyBrooo

    ThePartyBrooo6 päivää sitten

    they speak french there??

  80. J B

    J B6 päivää sitten

    Congratulations, a 40kg Thai girl beat you to it by 2 years!

  81. AnuTime19

    AnuTime196 päivää sitten

    The best part of the trip was probably the night sky which you guys pretty much left out.

  82. Robert Taylor

    Robert Taylor7 päivää sitten

    If I ever go to your country please dont make me eat wierd stuff! Dont all pressure me into eating boiled sheep brains or something like that. We have pig blood pudding here. I dont serve foreign people raw pig blood pudding. I dont make you eat fish and chips. I dont want any kind of offal and i dont want to share a plate and eat with my hands. Just make me beef burger and chips with some ketchup. DONE THANKS!

  83. Sir Sugar Nips

    Sir Sugar Nips7 päivää sitten

    Anyone else discover this first in Bald and Bankrupt?

  84. Marley Jingco

    Marley Jingco7 päivää sitten

    Shiey would laugh at them

  85. Hunter Bailey

    Hunter Bailey7 päivää sitten

    When yaw scoopin I wanna join yaw lol

  86. Qwerty Qwerty

    Qwerty Qwerty7 päivää sitten

    I want to stand greater than my fear and travel everywhere one day ✈️🙂


    RAHUL KUMAR7 päivää sitten

    People who dislike this video are those always stays at home 1

  88. Yuhichangedmyname

    Yuhichangedmyname7 päivää sitten

    The scorch trials

  89. nonstopmlg20

    nonstopmlg207 päivää sitten

    That was badas

  90. RHEC ICE

    RHEC ICE7 päivää sitten


  91. DustyBalz

    DustyBalz7 päivää sitten

    So what's with the random guy walking through the middle of the desert

  92. Boberman

    Boberman4 päivää sitten

    wandering trader

  93. Lanzters Gaming

    Lanzters Gaming7 päivää sitten

    Remember when PPPeter rode on this train?

  94. Fawaz Faiz

    Fawaz Faiz7 päivää sitten

    truely an amazing adventure in the middle I thought I was a watching an epic movie. Amazing guys.

  95. AJ Drums

    AJ Drums7 päivää sitten

    True Meaning Of Seeking Discomfort

  96. Janice Seaver

    Janice Seaver7 päivää sitten

    It’s an E-ticket ride!

  97. Hector Gonçalvel

    Hector Gonçalvel7 päivää sitten

    wait... can you legally hitchhike trains there??

  98. Mercedes Manuel

    Mercedes Manuel7 päivää sitten

    I literally dream of living this life... just getting to do one adventure after the next. #Goals

  99. ReallySadMan

    ReallySadMan7 päivää sitten

    train starts at 9:20

  100. Nick Bungus

    Nick Bungus7 päivää sitten

    “Seek discomfort” then complains the entire video

  101. Shawna Elliott

    Shawna Elliott8 päivää sitten


  102. Joshua Furlong

    Joshua Furlong8 päivää sitten

    12:10 bold of you to assume those drivers would give a single fucking molecule of a shit about either of you LOL

  103. Kayfa Che

    Kayfa Che8 päivää sitten

    Lol nobody cares covid

  104. plague

    plague8 päivää sitten

    You've heard of Polar express get ready for...

  105. Eric Cartman

    Eric Cartman8 päivää sitten

    no one cares about ur covid tests.. get to the video

  106. SelanGkir BurunG

    SelanGkir BurunG8 päivää sitten

    what is this? sandpiercer?

  107. I agree with you, but

    I agree with you, but8 päivää sitten

    The video would of be alot better with more shoots of scenery and less talking

  108. Lil Igloo

    Lil Igloo8 päivää sitten

    The peed in each other’s bum

  109. Michael Howard

    Michael Howard8 päivää sitten

    You should’ve really considered wearing protective breathing apparatus such as a dust mask or respirator with a particle cartridge. Just my opinion

  110. Umberto maresca

    Umberto maresca7 päivää sitten

    @Michael Howard Oh!ok than welcome to the club Michael..hehehe..yeah really in our seamen careers we go trough a lot of troubles, a bit as adventurers..what I'm missing since I retired...Just enjoying these lads journeys to recall my best times..Ciao Michael all the best...stay safe.

  111. Michael Howard

    Michael Howard7 päivää sitten

    @Umberto maresca right on, love the sailing insight and I think that’s where I formed my opinion lol chipping paint or cutting steel on deck without proper PPE and the subsequent black boogers I’ve picked out of my nose, with a terrible feeling that it’s probably already made a layer in my lungs ☹️ takes that first realization to never forget proper breath protection

  112. Umberto maresca

    Umberto maresca7 päivää sitten

    Hi Michael.. I totally agree..I've been there long ago on a merchant vessel loading that incredibly thin dusty mineral..the air in port is unbreathable, getting inside of ship's quarters and cabins..we left Noadibou resembling a red rock..hehehe...Kudos to the amazing guys..I really enjoy their crazy adventures...amazing videos ...