Meet Team #WeLive: They are five audacious women driving two ludicrously small cars across 10,000 miles to speak up for voiceless women everywhere! They are a 2016 Mongol Rally team on the trek of a lifetime to raise money for 2 charities and truly make a difference.
The Mongol Rally, is a 10,000 mile adventure race (in a small car across Europe and Asia. The teams must travel over mountains and desert in a small car with an engine size of 1 lite or less. – There’s no backup, no support and no set route!
The rules of the Rally are very simple…
1. You can only take a farcically small vehicle
2. You’re completely on your own
3. You’ve got to raise a £1000 for charity
#WeLive’s chosen charities are Mountain2Mountain, an organisation focused on empowering women in Afghanistan through bicycling, and the official charity of the Mongol Rally, Cool Earth; working to keep indigenous people in charge of their rainforests.
We caught up with the team’s blogger, Alice:
“What started out as a crazy trek to prove that women can be overland adventurers, quickly turned into the opportunity of a life-time to highlight the needs of women along our route. We are collectively passionate about women’s empowerment and will be creating an e-book and film upon our return documenting not only our journey but the real life needs of women’s rights organisations we plan to meet. Team #WeLive is a group of feisty fierce femmes who are each exceptional in their own right, but when brought together, are unstoppable!”
“When it comes to taking our pit stop, we’re determined to take care of our adventurous souls and mother earth as best we can. There’s no better way to do that than grabbing fresh water from our Water-to-Go bottles. Whether we’re at a muddy river, a roadside rest stop or swimming in glorious lakes, we’ve got filtered water to help us out. Team Captain, Paula is gonna be happy with a lack of plastic bottles filling up our cars too!”
The trek will take them across 2 continents, 3 deserts, 5 mountain ranges, jostling their little cars over terrain that will make their axles creak and engines whine.
Meet the team in the video below: