Climbing to new heights with Klifbox

Say hello to our new sponsor. Klifbox!

Klifbox have an amazing service where you subscribe to receive a climbing related box of surprise goodies every 2 months. Klifbox was set up by the folks over at I love climbing, so go say hi to meet like minded climbers and other nutjobs like us.

 

 

They’ve kindly agreed to send us some of their boxes so we can test them out while we are on the mongol rally and who knows what we’ll find inside? Chalk? Carabiners? Helmets? Scorpions?

The possibilities are endless and exciting and we can’t wait to dig in and find out what lovely climbing surprises are in our boxes.

Check Klifbox here out or see their twitter.

Racking it up!

After what feels like an eternity the roof rack is finally complete. We poured blood (literally) sweat and tears into it. Many thanks to the expert knowledge of our resident metal worker Oli. I’m sure Adam will be up on that roof many more times on this journey, hopefully a bit less slippy next time though!

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Heres hoping it will serve us well on our trip.

 

The Beast from the East

With the country under attack from the dreaded white stuff outside, thought it would be a good time for a Rally update.

Dan and adam

While my comrades are resortingto skis and snowboards just to get milk and bread, I’ve been stuck inside trying to catch up on Visas…

With a ton of countries in between us and Mongolia, many of them needing to know the first car your Fathers Uncles Best Friend bought, the paperwork has been piling up. Although it personally helped having a new passport as it meant I didn’t have to tell Russia every country I had been to in the last 10 years!

Mongal Car

At least our great stallion is in good shape, as you may have seen from our previous post (Danny going mega hulk on the car). Our first sponsor (Serious Climbing) has even promised us 60 climbing holds for our great steed. That way, if its gets too stuffy inside the car, we can just practice our crimps on the roof.

If anyone has any ideas to make our trip just that bit more crazy, then don’t be scared to message us, we are open to anything. A friend has already suggested bringing marker pens to allow the locals the chance to leave a message on our little old car.

And as always, we are still looking for donations to our fantastic charities that we are supporting on our race. So please contribute anything you can below:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=Dontsmellmyshoes&pageUrl=1

Our next update will be our treks to London to negotiate our way into these countries no-one has ever heard of. Madeupistan embassy here we come!

Announcing our plans!

Hi!

We are Don’t Smell My Shoes, a group of mates who love bouldering and due to this have rather smelly footwear… we will be doing the Mongol Rally in 2018 in a tiny Nissan Micra covered in climbing holds and whatever bits of rope/old shoe we can find.

Please check back later for more information. We will be making updates including shout outs to sponsors, charity donation goals and route updates. When the Rally starts we’ll be making regular updates on our progress with plenty of pictures, videos and posts detailing our journey.

Lots of love!

The boys x

 

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