Miles Travelled
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7
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Completed In 45 Days
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We FINISHED! in 11,373 miles & 45 days

So it began... the Mongol Rally 2012
Live Tracking is now available (click for more information)

Live: Track Our Progress

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We FINISHED! in 11,373 miles & 45 days

We are supporting Alzheimer's Research UK and the Lotus Children's Centre (click for more information)
Click to view the route we took

We FINISHED! in 11,373 miles & 45 days

Our Car (click for more information)

Our Car: 1.3 Litre Kia Rio (2004)

Live Tracking is now available (click for more information)

Live: Track Our Progress

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We FINISHED! in 11,373 miles & 45 days

So it began... the Mongol Rally 2012
We are supporting Alzheimer's Research UK and the Lotus Children's Centre (click for more information)
The Team (click for more information)

The Team: Sean, Simon & Scott

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Total Days:
45
Total Distance Travelled:
11737 miles
Planned Route
Completed Route



Journey Statistics

The graph below plots the live statistics of our journey. You can view an hourly breakdown of an individual day or the entire journey by respectively clicking either the day or the "View Hourly Combined Averages" button.

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How does the live map and statistics work?

SPOT Satellite GPS MessengerOur GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) are broadcast every 10 minutes by our SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger in the form of a SMS message, which is sent through the local GSM networks.

These coordinates are sent directly to the SPOT servers, which then produce an xml feed of the data. The code on our website (written by our sponsors at Proforce Design) then interprets this 'feed', plotting are route onto the above Google Map. The code then calculates the time and distance between each GPS coordinate, from which it determines the journey statistics. The average speed shown is the average speed of our car whilst it is in motion.

Our SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger also allows us to add Points of Interest onto the map along route, the descriptions of which we add once we have a reliable internet connection.

The whole Live Tracking process is completely automated, and besides adding the Points of Interest descriptions, requires no input from us at all... Convenient when we should be focusing on driving.

SPOTAlthough we hopefully won't ever have to use it, one of the additional features that SPOT provide is an SOS button. Should the SOS button be pressed, a message is sent to an International Emergency Rescue Coordination Centre based in Houston, Texas. From where (if necessary) they will coordinate the dispatchment of a Search and Rescue team to our last known location.

Although our coordinates are broadcast every 10 minutes, to reducing loading on the servers, the map and journey statistics will update every 60 minutes!