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Six guys, Two unfit cars - 17.000km for charity


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The 14th of July 2013 the tenth edition of the annual charity event Mongol Rally starts near Dover, UK. In this year's Mongol Rally there are approximately 280 participating teams, all of which share one common goal - to drive a really small car, maximum a 1200cc engine, to the finish line in the capital of Mongolia, Ulan Baatar. There is a great chance that there will be a few teams that will have their first car breakdown even before they've left Europe, a couple of teams will probably be robbed, and a shit load of small dollar bills will probably find their way into the pocket's of corrupt police men along the way - all for charity and the adventure of a lifetime of course.

Who are For A Baatar World?

We are six friends from Sweden who decided to take one hell of vacation in the name of charity. Our preparations for the journey began with signing up for the Mongol Rally in September 2012 and since then we have been nagging local companies for sponsorships, fixed visas for quite a few central Asian countries, bought ourselves two cars, and prepared mentally for spending six weeks together on the road. On 10th of July 2013, four days before the start of Mongol Rally 2013, we will rev up our tiny cars and start our 17000 kilometer journey towards Mongolia from Sweden.

The rides

Skoda Fabia -06

Engine power, kw: 47,0
Has done: 200000 km
Smaller engine, bigger boot. Our Fabia is everything our Clio is not - Quick (despite the small engine), stable and roomy! The Fabia will be pulling the heavy load this summer with a fully packed roof box as well as the HeckPack on the back!

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Renault Clio -05

Engine power, kw: 55,0
Has done: 200000 km
Despite looking like a rally car, the Clio does not pack the punch for it. It's sluggish, shaky and (very) small. But we like it anyway, and we trust it will take us to Mongolia without giving us too much trouble!

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Charity

While racing around a third of the planet, we are raising money for two charity organizations. The first being the official charity of Mongol Rally 2013, Cool Earth, an organization that protects and secures rain-forest under imminent threat of destruction. Cool Earth has secured 352,091 acres of rain-forest since it's founding in 2007, and we'd like to see that number increase substantially. The second charity we are supporting is the Lotus Children's Centre, who are active in Ulan Baatar where they are providing a home for 90 children. Through donations they are able to provide primary care to all of their children, including food, health-care, clothing and accommodation.

How do I help?

You can help us by donating to our fundraising through PayPal, BitCoins or Flattr. In doubt? Ask yourself, what could be better than saving the planet and its children at the same time?

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The

ADVENTURE

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"Imagine you're lost in a massive desert, hundreds of miles from civilisation, driving a car your granny would be embarrassed by. Then all of a sudden all your wheels fall off and the search for tools turns up a dirty sock and two dried apricots. That's the Mongol Rally - 10,000 miles of pure adventure over mountains, deserts and some of the most remote terrain on the planet."

The

ORGANISATION

adventurists

"The Adventurists is run by The League of Adventurists International Ltd, a UK based company not just hell bent on fighting to make the world less boring but also raising massive buckets of cash for charities. We figure since we are rather fond of adventuring in the world we should do our bit to look after it."

The

CHARITY

cool earth

"Keeping rainforests standing is the first step in the fight against climate change. You can cut CO2 emissions today by protecting endangered forests with Cool Earth. With so many ways to get involved there's something to suit everyone."

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CHARITY

Lotus Children

"Lotus Centre is home to 90 children, ages 3 to 20, and can look after up to 100 children at any one time. Lotus Centre aims to provide primary care to all of our children, including food, healthcare, clothing and accommodation. We also provide a quality education, counseling and serve as a safety net for both children and their families."