Week 2 of the Mongol Rally 2015 is almost over, kicking and screaming to the end.
Seven teams have already wimped out before reaching The Good Bit.
By our count, we've had four crashes and three teams have jettisoned someone annoying at the roadside.
Those who have not capitulated to their difficulties are now experiencing the glorious efficiency of the Iranian border or navigating across the Caspian Sea.
Meanwhile, there is sizeable northern contingent who are appreciating the girth of Mother Russia.
From within her bowels, three teams having an actual rally. 'Pimp my Hide,' 'The Horse and Radish' or 'Where Eagles Dare' will probably reach the finish line before it has opened.
It may have been a rushed job and over a bit quickly but your mums' will be proud.
Your prize is two days in Ulan Ude, as you wrestle with completing the Mongol Rally without the Mongol.
Winning the prize for most northerly is Team How Hard Could It Be. Faced with a two day wait on the Russian border they have decided to drive up instead and are currently in Finland.
The latest update comes from inside the arctic circle and only a few days drive from Nordkapp. If they make it there, they'd be the first since 2010.
Furthest South are the Confused Vikings. It can be tough to get reliable information about your location in Iran, but we are hoping they know Mongolia is behind them.
Taking a leisurely pace and currently the furthest west, team Wrong Direction has decided to go through Africa and are hoping to cross into Morocco tomorrow. Nominative determinism in action.
The gin is calling and the weekend is long. See you all Monday. To the teams, good bloody luck.