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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[...]

Jo Carroll

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In 2009 Jo moved to Kenya with her husband David and girls Lily and Molly. Since moving to Kenya Jo has been involved in various enterprises and currently runs a small operation selling Kanga bags, bags made from recycled materials and various other crafty type items. Jo was born in 1971 in Woodbridge, England. She schooled Amberfield girls school where on completion she nannied and included spending 6 months in Romania looking after impoverished orphans. For 15 years Jo ran the family business, Read more [...]

Fire destroys 5,000 ha in Aberdare park

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  FIRE fighters are struggling to save the Aberdare National Park from raging flames that have been burning it for 12 days yesterday. A team of fire fighters from the Kenya Forest Service, the Kenya Wildlife Service, the Kenya Army and the local community spent most of yesterday trying to put out the fire but was unable to contained it. It is spreading fast due to strong winds blowing on the park’s moorland area, which is about 4000 ft above sea level. According to the Central Highland Read more [...]

Rhino Charge 2011

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 Sadly Rhino Rouge will not be able to participate in the 2011 Rhino Charge.  We are still of course supporters of the Charge and wish all the competitors luck in this years event.  We hope to be taking part in this charity fund raiser again in 2012. For more information on the 2011 Charge please see www.rhinoark.org or www.rhinocharge.co.ke Team 17 - the Rhino Rouge Girls.  See you next year !   Read more [...]

Kenyan Rhino Chargers in Zambian Elephant Charge 2010

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Last week I made a spontaneous decision to take part in the Zambian Elephant Charge as part of a Kenyan Rhino Chargers team and we are a mix of Kenyans and Scandinavians.  We are taking part in the event to help raise funds for The Lusaka National Park, South Luangwa Conservation Society, Conservation Lower Zambezi and The Kafue Trust. The Elephant Charge is an annual off-road motorsport challenge held in the Zambian bush and the Elephant Charge was set up in 2008 to raise money Read more [...]
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Thank You Letter for Team Rhino Rouge

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I wanted to share a letter we received from Rhino Ark thanking all of you for your support in this years event. We would like to recognise the generosity of our supporters and to say that without your goodwill we would not have come in as the 6th highest fundraisers this year. Your contributions are greatly appreciated by Rhino Ark. Thank you all again for backing our team RhinoRouge. We are fundraising again for 2011, the online giving pages are set up. We very much hope that you will be willing Read more [...]
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The story…..2010 rhinocharge at Londuroj

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We drove down on the morning of the 29th May to the southern tip of Lake Magadi. Here we were given directions to take us to the competitors camp site. We had a conveniently located camp set up near some trees close to the main head quarters. See Camp on the Map. We were able to spend some of the afternoon sorting out our little red car and the children had a great time playing in the plunge pool because its a hot dry part of Kenya. We were sharing camp with Team 42 which is made up of several of Read more [...]
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Our results and our track at Londuroj

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Thank you for following our progress at Londuroj this year. We have some results. We have returned with the Coup des Dames- FIRST place for the Ladies teams. There were 6 all ladies teams this year. We came in 3rd place in the unmodified vehicles class which we are very pleased with and 4th in the Victor Lodurum which is based on money raised and total mileage. We were placed 18th overall out of 60 entrants. So we did pretty well and we are very pleased with our result. Thank you to all our Read more [...]

From Camp near Magadi

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FOLLOW US ON MONDAY LIVE on the map here. We arrived in camp yesterday evening. S 02.04.671     E036.13.223 . The checkpoints are probably in the hills to the east of this point.  Its hot here, they reckon tomorrow in the heat of the day it will be 52 degrees celcius. We will cook running round there for 10 hours! This morning we took the car to Scrutineering where we drew our starting checkpoint from the envelope. Tanya pulled this out and we will see Read more [...]

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