Don't try this at home!
Our adventure starts on a regular day at the Office,
when we had the crazy idea to partecipate to the Mongol Rally 2019,
and it will bring us to drive 13.000 KM from Zürich to Ulan Ude in Russia,
through places where the streets have no name...
because they simply don't even exist!
This is the greatest motoring adventure on the planet. This is 13.000 km of chaos across mountain, deserts and steppe on roads ranging from bad to not-a-road in a tiny car. There’s no backup. There’s no set route. There’s no guarantee you’ll make it to the end. It’s just you, your rolling turd and planet earth sized bucket of adventure.
The greek legend of the Argonauts tells the story of a group of heroes who sail to far away eastern lands searching for the Golden Fleece.
We chose this name because we drive in their same direction and because its anagram gives the words ARG, ITA and UNO, our nationalities and the model of our car.
The Fiat Uno
The Argounats’ ship was named Argo and it was wrought by the guidance of Athena.
Our Argo is not so mythological because it’s a Fiat Uno of the 1993, bought in Brescia after a long search of a proper old, cheap and tiny car.
Thanks to the illustrator Drü Egg the car is now a masterpiece of art!
The Mongol Rally is not only a crazy idea but it has also its useful side: charity. So to partecipate to this adventure we are collecting money to donate to 2 different charities who fight 2 of the biggest problems on the World: climate change and hunger.
Cool Earth works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation.
ShareTheMeal reaches millions people with food assistance in around 80 countries.
As everything started in the office, we proposed to our company to sponsor us.
The CEO was surprised about the crazy idea, so crazy that he liked it immediately!
So our main sponsor is going to be ti&m, the place where we work and one of the coolest company in Switzerland.
They are going to pay for all of our expenses during the trip!
He came for tea time on the 16th of February 1991 in Genova (Italy) and he decided to keep on living in this World, as there are nice places and people.
He likes to change and be always on the run, so he lived in Italy, Norway, France and currently in Zürich, Switzerland.
His summer of the last 2017 and 2018 were spent walking 800km on the Camino de Santiago and riding 10.000km on the russian transsiberian train, so now he’s really looking forward to his third crazy and longer adventure.
Rare specimen of the Argentine territory discovered in 1983, currently in a migratory phase in the Swiss Alps.
Hyperactive at times, he is well known for his lack of memory.
Looks deceivingly young but his taste in music reveals his real age (exception: reggaeton).
A connoiseur of ’90s cars, he finds himself at home in the DigiUno.
Cool Earth is the non-profit organization that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and its impact on climate
With half of the world’s rainforest lost over the past forty years, we need a new approach to conservation.
The only way to halt destruction is to align the future of the rainforest with the people best placed to protect it. This means placing forest in the hands of the people who rely on its survival for their survival.
Cool Earth does just that.
ShareTheMeal is an initiative of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger.
Each year, WFP reaches 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries. WFP is 100% voluntarily funded, so every donation counts.
WFP’s administrative costs are among the lowest in the non-profit sector – with 90% of donations going directly to WFP operations that are building a world with zero hunger.
You can donate directly with the ShareTheMeal App or sending the money to us via PayPal and after we make a donation with the total amount collected.
ti&m stands for technology, innovation & management.
They are market leaders in digitalization and security products and for innovation projects in Switzerland and EU financial centers.
They offer their discerning clients vertical integration throughout the IT value chain.
At their offices in Zurich, Bern, and Frankfurt, they currently employ over 340 outstanding engineers, designers, and consultants.
The basis of their growth lies in our strengths and values: courage, a wealth of ideas, agility, and entrepreneurial flair, coupled with sustainability and Swissness.
Discover more on their website: www.ti8m.com