Mongol Rally 2012 Photos: mountains, deserts and melons
The latest and finest photos filed by the Mongol Rally 2012 teams. Follow their updates on the Live Tracking Map here.
If journeying over mountains, deserts in an intentionally unsuitable car is what does it for you, have a perve over these shots fresh from the teams on the road. There's a man on a highway in his pants (Adventurists pants no less), a lady selling wooly camels, a 50 hour boat trip, a lake that is now a desert and other highlights from the mighty Mongol Rally.
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The Dukes of Hessen, taking a breather in Kazakhstan
Hard Yak taking the bypass through Armenia
TEAMujin enjoying a spot of mountain climbing
Team Casa Nostra setting up camp for the night
Team Forever Young in a very lumpy bit of Russia - heading for some steep roads by the look of things.
Racking up a few countries
It's not all mountains and sunsets of course, other teams have been charting life on the road, including some nifty hand drawn cartography, some tow rope action and an ingenius use for oven gloves that we can guarantee 100% you will not have thought of before but will be very impressed by.
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Nice melons, Team Only Fools & Horsepower
Team Casa Nostra, the Aral Sea, Kazakhstan
The three things you can find anywhere in the world: a cold coca-cola, a warm beer and a lady willing to flog you useless but charming crafts, The Men Who Stare at Camels, Turkmenistan
Injection Family taking on the thrilling Caspian Sea crossing, a jam-packed 50 hours of high-adrenaline waiting around that many teams became familiar with last week
Injection Family, taking on another challenge in patience that many ralliers will face
The Adventourists being made aware of the main hazards they are going to face for the next few thousand miles
3 pandas walk into a restaurant in Kazakhstan...
The Fire Fairies, being towed all the way through the centre of Batumi, Georgia
Team Khannonball Run having a Bonny and Clyde moment in Kazakhstan with the equivalent of $21.79
Taches Sans Frontieres heading into the unknown
When it started heating up in the midday sun, the Dukes of Hessen were glad they had thought of all eventualities and packed everything they could ever possibly need in the middle of the Kazakh desert...
... except a map.
It'll Do a Trip, Kazakhstan. Adventurists pants: they make everyone look sexy don't you think?
Only Fools & Horsepower
As the teams get closer to the finish line and further away from home, we wish to say one more thing, courtesy of Team Ambulance to Mongolia, from somewhere in the depths of Georgia:
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