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1. Posted by TeamScrumptious (Budding Member, 15 posts) 13 Feb '13 11:27

Do you want to be involved in a trip of a lifetime?

If so get in touch.

I have a dream to drive from the UK to Mongolia in July 2014.

Travel from United Kingdom, to the Czech Republic then through around 20 countries, over 5 mountain ranges and across 3 deserts to finally end up in Mongolia.

It will take approximately 6 weeks to complete, with numerous (240 ish) other teams from all over the globe.

If you want to join in the fun, then get in touch on here

Read all about it on http://www.mr2014ts.co.uk

You firstly need to have a valid driving licence and a passport.
You would secondly have to persuade your boss to give you the time off work.

Thirdly will be a cost involved, this is to cover the entrants fee (£450), VISA's (£900), Food, Insurance, Flight home (£450), Fuel (£250).....
So all in all between £2500 and £3000.

The Adventurists came up with the idea back in 2004.

In all honesty if you are remotely interested please get in touch.

I did have a team member but unfortunately he had to pull out, due to time and financial constraints.

Please get in touch.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Being hopeful.

Matt

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. Links removed but information retained. ]

2. Posted by TeamScrumptious (Budding Member, 15 posts) 14 Feb '13 14:13

Sorry didn't realise I was promoting something. Just need a team mate.

If anyone interested then get in touch. What a trip to miss...

3. Posted by Andyf (Respected Member, 258 posts) 14 Feb '13 14:56

Promotion be damned, it sounds a great trip and I hope you find yourself a team.

What a brilliant trip, I've often wished I had the time to do it, so much more interesting than the same old Thailand & Oz that 99% of people post on here about! :-)

4. Posted by Andyf (Respected Member, 258 posts) 15 Feb '13 03:51

What route do you have in mind?

Think I've read that some people track north via Moscow and follow the Trans Siberian railway routes for a bit, while others go through Ukraine.

(I don't think I can escape work to do it, but can't hurt for you to explain in more detail to any potential teammates - and feed my curiosity at the same time!)

5. Posted by TeamScrumptious (Budding Member, 15 posts) 15 Feb '13 04:18

Andy,

I plan on doing the Southern Route, down through Czeh Republic, Romania taking in the The Transfagarasan road, goes up crossing the tallest Romanians mountains, called the Fagaras Mountains.

Then down to Turkey, and the ancient city of Myra, may see some Lakes. Crossing borders with Armenia, Azerbaijan. Down through Iran. Then North to Turkmenistan to see if we can find 'The Gates of Hell'. East through Uzbekistan, taking the M41 Pamir Highway into Tajikstan, Kyrgystan. If there is a chance may drive over to the Baikonur Cosmodrome. This is where it maybe possible to see Russian Satellites being put into orbit, all depends on timing.

The last piece of driving proceeds North through Russia then East across the Steppe of Mongolia.

It is all very flexible at the moment.... Should take approx 6 weeks.

So if anyone wishes to come and join get in touch.

6. Posted by TeamScrumptious (Budding Member, 15 posts) 16 Feb '13 11:16

Over 23 different countries....

United Kingdom
France
Belguim
Germany
Czech Republic
Austria
Slovenia
Croatia
Serbia
Romania
Bulgaria
Turkey
Georgia
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Iran
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan
Russia
Mongolia

After Mongolia, we sell the car to the Charity and get a flight or the Trans-Siberian railway home. All is very time dependent.

7. Posted by TeamScrumptious (Budding Member, 15 posts) 19 Feb '13 02:00

Does anyone wish to join in the fun and an epic adventure?

If someone has the time to put in?

Has anyone got any ideas how I could raise the profile of this?

The Car, bought! Enthusiasm (loads of that)! Fellow driver (not so forthcoming)

Any let me know

8. Posted by simon mv brown (Budding Member, 9 posts) 29 Mar '13 00:30

You still looking for people mate?

9. Posted by TeamScrumptious (Budding Member, 15 posts) 29 Mar '13 03:44

We currently have a team of 3. (Tamir from Mongolia, Steph from UK and myself from UK)

So I think we would have to split into 2 teams of 2. Keep in touch via walkie talkie.

That would mean 2 sets of entrants fee, not sure on cost yet. But having 2 teams would certainly be better camaraderie between team members.

Are you in New Zealand. The route I feel may have changed to not going down through Iran, but North through Kazakhstan.

Keep in touch if your interested.

There maybe some potential rule changes during sign up in August later in the year.

Matt

10. Posted by simon mv brown (Budding Member, 9 posts) 23 Apr '13 18:25

Yeah mate i am in this part of the world at the moment either nz or australia. Whats the go with the vehicles have you got them organised or are you yet to purchase them. Sounds like a great trip and would be definately keen to know more.