Thats right folks, in 2011 the Confined Nomad team will be unleashed to drive, eat, and generally battle our way from Europe to Mongolia in a highly unsuitable vehicle, and it’s all for charity!
The Mongol Rally is a grand adventure of 10,000 km of bad roads, worse roads, and no roads through cities, mountains, deserts, seas and steppe. This coming July, a couple hundred teams will embark on this harebrained journey, taking whatever route they choose, in cars with engines of less than 1.2 litres (1200 cc). They will each raise at least £1000 for charity, and upon arrival in Ulaan Batar, their cars will be donated. And we’ll be one of them.
The Rally is the opposite of a guided tour. Teams are left to their own devices to deal with Russian police asking for bribes, breakdowns in remote deserts, and days of waiting at border crossings. It’s all about adventure! And saving the world, of course!
But we need your help! Donations to our charities, sponsorship of our journey, and general advice about the best and worst border crossings in Central Asia are much appreciated. Please visit the 2011 Mongol Rally (un)Confined Nomads team website to find out more about supporting our adventure.
Here’s a little about how you can help:
- We are raising funds for two amazing charities: The Christina Noble Childrens’ Foundation and the Southern NY chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Your donation to these important organizations goes a long way. Please visit our team website to make a donation today!
- We need sponsors! This is not exactly going to be cheap. We need a car, camping gear, tires, jerry cans, a satellite phone, gifts for small children, bribes for border guards, among many other things. If you or your company would like to sponsor our journey, we’ll place your logo right along the side of the car, and prominently display it on our team website. If you are trying to reach markets anywhere from London to Mongolia, this is a great advertising opportunity!
- The Confined Nomad crew will be bringing you updates of delicious, atrocious, and unfathomable things we eat along the way. We’d love to hear suggestions of foodstuffs we should not miss, items you’d like to dare us to eat, and meals we should avoid at all costs. We’ll do the food blogging on this site, so let us know if you have any particular requests or suggestions.
Follow us as we document our preparations and eventually our trip across the world’s largest land area next summer! www.theunconfinednomads.com.
Oh, and watch our short announcement video: