Near the end of every summer, about 300 teams of the world’s most stupidly brave humans participate in a 10,000-mile journey from England to Mongolia as a way to reduce boredom and raise money (to the tune of about $4 million since 2004) for a good cause. In the Mongol Rally, now in its 6th consecutive year put on by The Adventurists, the only stipulations of the not-really-a-race are that the car must be extremely ill-equipped for such a journey: no Land Rovers, Jeeps, or vehicles with engines larger than 1 liter. The more unprepared, the better.
As with all of the Adventurists’ endeavors, you’ll find no set route, no support, nor any guarantee that you’ll make it out alive. You will, however, find an experience worth many, many lifetimes.
Below you’ll find around 30 of the most memorable moments of this year’s Rally. To learn more about The Adventurists and just what all this death-wishing nonsense is all about, or to enlist your own services for next year’s Rally, check out The Adventurists’ fantastically designed home page for more info.
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