The Mongol Derby 2018
So as those of you who know me will be aware I’m kind of passionate about adventures ….. Last year I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and not to be outdone this year I’m taking things a bit further. Did i say I loved adventures ???
I have had the absolute honour of being invited to a race, in August 2018. This race, the world famous Mongolian Derby is an adventure of note, racing across 1,000km of wild ground, including grasslands, scrub, river crossing, salt pans and and and… To be honest, the scariest part is that it is self-guided – the chances of me finding my self at the Great Wall of China cannot be ignored… Oh my, me, on a pony, with a GPS… What could possibly go wrong?
What I love about this apart from the adventure, is that it again includes some charity along the way. 700 local Mongolian’s are employed in this venture, providing much needed income, advertising and tourism to a place that is underfunded and battles with harsh climates and poverty. The Adventurists (who organise the race) also fund raise for Cool Earth.
This is where I need to ask for your help along the way. Not only do I need to get fit enough to go, I need to beg and borrow sufficient horses in the meantime to help me, but I also have to conquer using a GPS and then there’s the small matter of raising $13,000 – which doesn’t include the $1k donation to Cool Earth.
So my Go Fund Me page is live now and I really need your help to make this possible, any contribution would be very welcome but there are some rather nice perks available too.
I’ll be updating this page from time to time and posting on the blog as well as Facebook and Instagram – so do come and follow progress and push me onwards.
If you want to know more about the Derby here are a few more links for you: