The Philosophy of Un-route

We believe the world is far too safe and organised, that we’ve come to live in ever decreasing circles of freedom. Fear of litigation, greed and a spineless refusal to take responsibility for ourselves have robbed us of one of the most interesting things in life: the unexpected.

The un-route rails against this. It forces you to be lost, to not know what’s around the next corner, to embrace the unknown.

It’s brilliantly simple. We give you a start point and a finish point but where you go or what you do in between is entirely your steaming bag of adventuring magic. We recommend that you don’t spend too long planning your route or poring over useful maps or guidebooks. Find out what’s there when you arrive. Unleash the unexpected.

In the past teams have travelled as far south as Iran and Pakistan.  Others have ventured into the Arctic Circle. Why not break the mould and go via the Congo or the North Pole?

Video Map

Here’s a little video map with a ton of clips from past teams. Track down some of the stupendously marvellous places you could get stuck in en route.

(Veterans: If you happen to have any funny or ridiculous clips from when you did the Mongol Rally wang them over to us here)