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Mongol Rally 2017 - Battered Sav.

Closed Cause page created in the Challenges category by Michael Silvester for "Cool Earth & Mens Health New Zealand"

$1,060 donated

Given by 18 generous donors in around 8 months

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We are taking part in the Mongol Rally to raise funds for Cool Earth & Men's Health NZ.

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  Manawatu / Whanganui Fun Kiwis Abroad Climate

The Mongol Rally thunders 10,000 miles across the mountains, desert and steppe of Europe and Asia each summer. There’s no backup, no support and no set route; just you, your fellow adventurists and a tiny car you bought from a scrapyard for £11.50.

If nothing goes wrong, everything has gone wrong.

RULE 1: Small & Shit

You can take any car, as long as it’s crap and with an engine of 1 litre or less.

You need to drive a small, shit car to make the rally tougher. It's no fun if it's too easy. If you want easy go for a spa weekend.

With a small car, you're more likely to break down so you're more likely to interact with the locals, so you can remind yourself you're alive without jamming a fork into your eyeballs.

RULE 2: On Your Own

We could tell you everything you need to know about all the countries, roads and borders between here and Mongolia to ensure you have a safe, uncomplicated journey. But if it's not dangerous and you aren't lost, you're not on an adventure. That means no on the road backup or support. If you get stuck or in trouble, you need to solve the problem yourself. Any ‘Help! We’re broken down in Tajikistan,’ type phone calls to Rally HQ will be met with a snort of derision and a click of the receiver.

RULE 3: Save the World

It only seems fair that if you’re having the mother of all adventures you should give a little back, so we ask teams on the Rally to raise a minimum of £1000 for charity.

Michael Silvester's involvement (page creator)

Michael is from New Zealand and will be joined by Jen from Perth. We are currently looking for sponsorship so if anyone is interested drop us a line & we'll see how we can help each other.

Use of funds

£500 (about $900) of this must go to the official charity Cool Earth. The rest will be donated to Men's Health NZ

Latest donations

  • Jemma

    Jemma on 30 Jun 2017


    Good Luck!


  • Rachel Mason

    Rachel Mason on 23 Jun 2017


    Have a great time Michael!!


  • Jase

    Jase on 22 Jun 2017


    Great cause, best of luck


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 20 Jun 2017



  • Have fun

    Have fun on 14 Jun 2017



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