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Climbing Big Daddy, the tallest accessible sand dune in Sossusvlei at around 325 meters (roughly 1100 feet) high. The view from the top is incredible and gives the best
perspective of Sossusvlei and the Namib's expanse of sand dunes. From the top looking down is the
Dead Vlei pan, where at the bottom you cannot tell how big the
dunes around you are. The Dead Vlei trees are in the photo below, in the distance; from the trees, the distance to the edge of the dune in the long direction look very
short! Two people can be seen about half way down in the lower left: