The start of the toughest part of the rally as we cross Northern Mongolia to the Russian border. We have been told many times that the rally is not won in Mongolia but can definitely be lost as the next 6 days are going to be tough on the car. There are some excellent cars here and many are far more suited to this terrain than our heavy, low riding gentleman’s express. The progress of a Morgan Plus4, a Mini and 3 Porsche 356s, however, gives us no excuse.

Mongolia has had a lot of rain this year and the scenery changes dramatically as we head for camp.