Two friends travel 10,000 miles in a Nissan Micra for charity


Two friends travel 10,000 miles in a Nissan Micra for charity

A pair of intrepid explorers has raised money for charity by driving 10,000 miles of the famous Mongol Rally in a 10-year-old Nissan Micra.

The pair from Anglesey tackled three deserts, 18 different countries and 10 mountain ranges throughout their epic journey.

It took William Roberts of Brynteg and Liam Squires of Talwrn six weeks to complete their adventure, starting from their home in Wales to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia where they encountered a number of set-backs along the way, including flat tyres, broken axles and engine failure.

According to the Daily Post, the pair said the journey featured some of the most challenging moments of their lives and when crossing countries such as Belgium and Russia, the two fundraisers had to tackle and overcome everything from corrupt border guards and sandstorms to wild camels.

"The little Micra carried us all the way from Wales to Ulaanbaatar," the friends wrote in a blog.

"The past seven days have been some of the toughest and most stressful times of our lives.

"We were at breaking point right up till the end. The car has been donated and we couldn't be happier."

Towards the end of their journey, the duo told the Daily Post: "Mongolia is slowly destroying our car, our wallets and ourselves. But it is beautiful, and seeing the wild camels and horses along with the herders will never get old."

The two Welshmen are set to return to the UK next week and the money raised will go to the Cool Earth charity.

The pair added: "The climate in Mongolia is affected directly by the damage to the rainforest, which results in droughts and many other changes that affect the country and its people."