So by now you should know who we are and who we’re raising money for but you may be questioning what we’re actually doing and why there seems to be an abundance of camels on the webite?
Well, in a nutshell, here’s the plan:
But as you may want a little bit more detail this is how the Adventurists, the lovely folk organising the Rally, put it:
“This is 10,000 miles of feral, unsupported adventuring chaos from the UK to Mongolia in cars the size of a lawnmower.
As we like to say – if nothing goes wrong, everything has gone wrong.
It’s not clever, it’s not safe and you might not finish but it is the greatest adventure on the planet.
You’re sweating profusely. All around you is endless wilderness. Your car has only 3 wheels left and the engine just fell off. Before you is 1000 miles of off-road that would make a Land Rover shit itself. And the only tools you have to fix it are your co-pilots.
This is the moment you know you’re on the Mongol Rally.”
In other words over the summer Ash, Henry and Will be driving a rubbish little car roughly 10,000 miles from London to Mongolia across some rather interesting countries all in an effort to challenge ourselves, have fun, explore the world and of course raise money for worthy causes. (http://www.justgiving.com/5camels1chameleon or if you wisih to donate by text, text CAME55 £X to 70070.)
This is ‘unsupported’ which means from the moment we leave London to when we, hopefully, arrive in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia we only have ourselves to help us fix things when things go wrong. That means changing tires, mending broken engines, arguing our way across border crossings, persuading locals that Will isn’t trying to assult their eardrums, that Henry isn’t making faces at them that’s just the way he was born and no, Ash isn’t mad/on drugs he genuinly is that happy all the time, and basically anything else you can think of.
There is no set route only a start and a finish, this isn’t a race but merely an attempt to get to the end in one piece, and it certainly isn’t a ‘holiday’. But that said it is going to be the most exciting, scary, beautiful, tedious and memorable journey of a lifetime.
No car left behind
The Adventurists like doing good in the countries they run their adventures. As Mongolia has changed over the last decade their desire for old Mongol Rally cars has reduced considerably.
To ensure the rally isn’t importing a load of unwanted cars, and let’s face it, after doing the rally these are barely cars anymore, they have introduced the No Car Left Behind policy. This means any car on the Mongol Rally has to go back again where it will either be responsibly scrapped or we’ll have to go pick it up and drive it home, assuming it still works.
For more information on where, when, why and how we intend to complete this adventure please see the appropriately titled pages in the menu at the top of the page.