All set for the Mongol Rally

July 23, 2010

The League of Adventurists, a UK company that organises extreme travel expeditions, will launch its annual off-road motor adventure: The Mongol Rally on July 24.

This annual scramble from London to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia attracts adventure travellers from around the world.

Each team drives over 9,000 miles – a third of the way around the world – to raise money for a group of charities and undertake a unique journey through the heart of Asia.

To make the trip even more challenging, teams are restricted to travelling in small cars with engines of 1 litre or less. There is no fixed route and no mechanic support when the cars break down.

This year almost 400 teams are participating in the Mongol Rally, among them Reuters contractor Pia Gadkari and her team ‘Khan’t Stop Us Now!’

Follow Pia as she travels across Europe and Central Asia. She will report on topics ranging from the history and culture of locations en route to the challenges of traversing some of the world’s toughest terrain.

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