The Mongol Rally | mongolia

From the start line in England to the furthest Russian border, where we were patiently waiting our turn in the early morning warmth, the ineffable charm of Mongolia was soon to become a reality. Where our own stories of misadventure would replace the hundreds we’d heard from Mongol Rally veterans up until now. However, as we approached no-man’s…

The Mongol Rally | kazakhstan

Keeping eye contact to a minimum, we negotiated the Russian land border without much trouble, under a veil of morning lethargy, and drove into the rising sun towards Volgograd, where we were awoken by the spectacular. The Motherland was calling. A statue commissioned to commemorate the 1942/3 Battle of Stalingrad, The Motherland Calls, with her sword tip…

The Mongol Rally | europe

The Mongol Rally is by its very definition a fight for mechanical and physical survival, in distant lands renowned for their harsh environments. However, to get there first you must cross something more familiar, and it doesn’t do any harm to linger here a little, just until the room has stopped spinning perhaps. In mid-July…

The Mongol Rally | huh?

The Mongol Rally, by The Adventurists. An expedition synonymous with chaos, outlandishness, jeopardy, or – well – nothing, if you’ve never heard of it before. The concept is simple, and yet lost on some. After trying to explain the expedition to an American chap I met in New York last summer, showing him a few photos of…