Imagine that you are sweating profusely.
All around you is endless wilderness. Your car has
only 3 wheels left and the engine just fell off.
Before you, is 10000 miles of off-road that would daunt
a Land Rover.
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.
This is 11 000 km of feral, unsupported adventuring chaos from London or Prague to Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia in cars the size of a lawnmower.
The rally requires competing vehicles to have an engine displacement of less than 1,000cc, in the adventurous spirit of the rally.
The rally is designed to be an adventure for the participants, and not a traditional race. There are differences from mainstream rallies, particularly the fact that no recognition is given to the first finisher, no support team is provided and no other arrangements are made such as for accommodation.
Furthermore, participants are asked to raise a minimum of £1000 for charity, at least £500 of which goes to organizer’s official charity Cool Earth.