The Mongol Rally 2012
Three supposed masters of engineering from Scotland putting their balls and brains to the test. Clueless, talentless and over ambitious!
The Challenge: Drive 10,000 miles from the UK to Mongolia in very very small cars to raise money for charity.
Posted by Hutch at 25th January 2012 at 15:28
When will we get there...
Posted by Hutch at 25th January 2012 at 15:30
The plan is a 5 week adventure so we will hopefully hit Ulaanabaatar for the 2nd arrival party on the 17th of August.
What we can expect...
Posted by Ross at 27th January 2012 at 15:44
Some photos of previous years to tickle the tastebuds and let you guys know what we can expect on our 10,000 mile adventure across Europe and Asia!
Route / Visas
Posted by Ian Roberts at 30th January 2012 at 12:28
Our route is somewhat a compromise between going south of the Caspian Sea, through Iran and all of the "Stans" and going north and travelling the majority of the way through Russia. We have opted to go through the centre as can be seen on our route page. (Essentially draw a line from London to Ulaanbataar and you will find our route).
London - France - Belgium - Germany - Czech Republic - Slovakia - Hungary - Romania - Moldova - Ukraine - Russia - Kazakhstan - Russia - Mongolia
Going the southern route looked a little more exciting, travelling through more countries which may have led to a little more of an adventure however not fancying getting involved with any nuclear weapon negotiations our destiny was chosen for us. The southern route would have also involved gaining multiple more Visas, which are not cheap / easy to come by! We are currently trying to organise our Russian, Kakahstan and Mongolian Visas.
Ian "Is Ukraine in the EU or do we need a Visa for that too?"
Hutch "Ukraine is definitely on the Eurovision Song Contest so it must be"