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Rhino Rouge Reserves 2017 Report

Rhino Rouge Reserves 2017 Report

October 12th, 2017

    The 2017 event was in Marsabit, quite far north and a difficult course to complete. Car 17 competed in 2017 with the Rhino Rouge Reserves. A final report from the day is here; Dear All supporter and sponsors of Car 17 team Rhino Rouge, Firstly just to say that the Rhino Charge venue this year had zero phone or internet signal so sorry for the radio silence. Secondly, please find attached a few picture of the event . . and we shall send more when we collate all the GoPro, camera’s and phone footage. Now . . how did we do? Well it’s a tale of two halves . . . . . We started the charge day at guard post Tangerine and made it down the first steep drop of the day down to Hardi a bit slower than hoped but still in good time. We turned around and proceeded up the same climb which was about the limit of the car, team and its equipment taking a full further 3 hours to get to the second checkpoint. See the images on the attached for the type of terrain we are dealing with. You will see that we had to move some pretty big boulders by hand and also using the cars winch! It was great fun and a massive challenged to go down and up such a slope in that fantastic little bullet proof car! Now we were late with only half the time to go and 10 more check points to visit so we went around some roads to try and catch up on time, but at every check point we got to we could see that the terrain was horrendous and there was no way we could straight line in our unmodified 1979 Toyota Landcruiser. At the gauntlet which is usually the most exciting spectator stage many cars had rolled, failed, got stuck and spent hours in there. Our car would not have made, clearly the organisers had other cars in mind when they designed the course! Therefore our planned route of 35km turned into a massive 107km drive around the bush! In the end we visited all 12 check points but failed to get back to our start position and the final 13th! This WOULD as it turned out have been go[...]

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Rhino Rouge Reserves 2017 Report

Written by Louise Leakey on . Posted in Rhino Rouge Blog

    The 2017 event was in Marsabit, quite far north and a difficult course to complete. Car 17 competed in 2017 with the Rhino Rouge Reserves. A final report from the day is here; Dear All supporter and sponsors of Car 17 team Rhino Rouge, Firstly just to say that the Rhino Charge venue this year had zero phone or internet signal so sorry for the radio silence. Secondly, please find attached a few picture of the event . . and we shall send more when we collate all the GoPro, Read more [...]

The boys are back in town . . . !

Written by Louise Leakey on . Posted in Rhino Rouge Blog

Happy New Year to all supportors and conservation lovers everywhere . . . The "boys reserve team" of Car 17 is taking part in 2016 Rhino Charge and we have our fudraising page set up at the following . . . please give generaously! More details and stuff to follow as plans progress . . . https://www.justgiving.com/Rhino-Rouge-Reserves-Car17 Read more [...]

THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS

Written by Louise Leakey on . Posted in Rhino Rouge Blog

https://youtu.be/axsRDgSXXI8 This years event was a long way north in the stunning foothills of the Matthews range, in the Kalepo hills. With dry sand rivers, thick thorn bush, and a backdrop of stunning hills, looking beautifully green after the rains. A total of 108 million shillings (US dollars $1.2 million) were raised by all the 65 teams who took part in this years event, which will be put towards the fencing of Mount Kenya and maintenance of the existing Abardare fence. Furthermore 4 Read more [...]

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Written by Louise Leakey on . Posted in Rhino Rouge Blog

This year is yet another record-breaking fundraising result in Rhino Charge 2015 - The money raised by all 65 teams amounts to 108,617,802 KES which is just over $1.1million. Amazing efforts and will the stunning work of Rhino Arc to continue to protect Kenya's water towers and their ecosystems. Unfortunetly official results are delayed but we will keep you posted as soon we hear anything. Good luck to the results team @Rhino_Charge - keep going . . we feel for you! Happy Madaraka Day . Read more [...]

. . sooooo close, another good result from RR . . .

Written by Louise Leakey on . Posted in Rhino Rouge Blog

. . . . Update from the Girls . . . There were stuck for 3 hours due to an electrical fault on the car and very nearly retired after only a few kilometers but after some help from the Zambian team (arch rivals for the unmodifed class - indicating the spirit of the event yet again) they managed to get going and completed all but 1 checkpoint, An amazing come back . . . . looks like a great Rhino Charge result again from this team of amazing ladies . . . . now for some reflection, some fun, some beers Read more [...]

Progress . . .

Written by Louise Leakey on . Posted in Rhino Rouge Blog

. . the girls have had a reported electrical fault and suffered a painful delay, looks now like finishing will be a huge challange . . . task now is to get round as many as possible and enjoy taking on the challanging environment and beat as many of the many other none finishers as possible . . . . 6 posts done . . .GO GIRLS! Read more [...]

FOLLOW US LIVE – MAY 31st 2015

Written by Louise Leakey on . Posted in Rhino Rouge Blog

We are packing the truck and heading north this week to somewhere in the Northern Frontier District. We can expect big dramatic views, star filled nights, rocks thorns and elephant! We thank everyone for their heartfelt support and encouragement and wanted to let you know that you are able to follow us on the day. We will depart from our first checkpoint at 7 am on the 31st of May 2015 and will be navigating across country, driving and running for 8 hours, trying to get to all the other 12 Read more [...]

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