Despite a small war in Tajikistan Neil Melville PA9N and Helen Woolnough, driving their 9 year old 1.1 litre Fiat Panda, have now made it to Mongolia. On Sunday, August 19 their location was given as 46.37 N, 96.25 E.
They are taking part in the Mongol Rally where participants drive, in no more than six weeks, from the UK to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, using a thoroughly unsuitable car of 1.2 litres or less.
Helen and Neil’s entry is called The Uncertainty Principle and they started on their epic journey from the UK on July 14. They are raising money for the Lotus Children’s Centre Charitable Trust and UNICEF and aim to cover more than 15,000 km through 19 countries, with no support, no mechanic, and no clue.
Over the years Neil PA9N has given many presentations to the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium in Guildford, and his first spacecraft project was XO-53.
On the underside of the bonnet they have an AMSAT-UK logo with the caption “You can have even more FUN in space”.
See their route and blog http://theuncertaintyprinciple.co.uk/
Mongol Rally: http://www.theadventurists.com/the-adventures/mongol-rally
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