The Mongol Rally is an epic 10,000 mile pan-continental roadtrip that begins in London and ended in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. In 2014 three American cuckoos- Young, Graham and Kenneth, decided to take part in this adventure of the lifetime. Our team name is Team Hippo.
We drove through 20 Countries, 10,345 Miles, 5 Mountain Ranges, 3 Deserts, 2 Continents in 52 Days in our tiny 1000cc Suzuki Alto named “Tahki Butter”. En route we faced lots of unknown challenges.
In Russia our engine was dangerously overheated due to a broken radiator, both our rear suspension springs were shattered into pieces in Mongolia, not to mention all the bent wheels and numerous tires changing.
The Mongol Rally is a charity rally that required the participants to raise money for a non-profit/ NGO. In our case, an awesome non-profit based in U.K. called CoolEarth. Cool Earth works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction.
On our Mongol Rally trip we pre-designed 15 different missions we had to complete. Some were funny/ silly and some were very sentimental and meaningful. All of them were inspired by the local cultures, landscapes and traditions.
These fundraising missions gave us a very strong focus, provided us infinite stamina and broadened our horizons tremendously. The best Mongol Rally experiences for us were all the fantastic interactions and cultural exchange with the locals.
We started on July 15, 2014 in London and finished the rally on September 3, 2014. Altogether we raised $6,600 for our charity.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for the generous donations from all of our donors! Without you guys, we would have never accomplish such a successful FUNraising trip! You guys provided us the resilience we needed while we were facing difficulties. Hope you enjoy the Mongol Rally missions we accomplished on your behalf.
Also, forever gratitude to all the peoples we met on the road who offered help to us while we were in trouble. Too many beautiful peoples to list here. You know who your are ;-)
The journey is more important than the destination! Check out our Blog for our day-to-day stories. Эрүүл мэндийн төлөө! (Erüül mendiin tölöö)- Cheers and Good Health!