We (Zak, Arun, Annie and Hannah) have signed up to the Mongol Rally! Here's a quick summary of what we're letting ourselves in for: The Mongol Rally: the greatest motoring adventure on the planet. The rally thunders 10,000 miles across the mountains, desert and steppe of Europe and Asia each summer. There’s no backup, no support and no set route; just you, your fellow adventurists and a tiny 1000cc car you bought from a scrapyard for £11.50. If nothing goes wrong, everything has gone wrong. Bollocks to tarmac, ABS and gadgets that help you find your navel. The Mongol Rally is about getting lost, using your long neglected wits, raising shedloads of cash for charity and scraping into the finish line with your vehicle in tatters and a wild grin smeared across your grubby face. Neither your car, nor your life, will ever be the same again. The rules of the Rally are gloriously simple… 1. You can only take a farcically small vehicle of 1 litre or less 2. You’re completely on your own 3. You've got to raise a shedload for charity Cool Earth is a fantastic non-profit that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation, save our rainforests and stop climate change.
“Helping Cool Earth to halt tropical deforestation makes a real difference. Perhaps the biggest difference we will make in our whole lives.”
– Sir David Attenborough
For more info about either Cool Earth or the Mongol Rally have a look at their respective websites:
We will also be blogging and vlogging our adventures, so if you donate and would like to watch and laugh when we breakdown in the middle of the desert, you can find us on our website (coming soon).
Empowering the Asháninka to shield millions of acres of Amazon rainforest.