This is not your typical adventure race. The Aventurists, a group of Brits “fighting to make the world less boring” is accepting applications for 2010 Mongol Derby, a 620 mile race across the Mongolian Plateau — on ponies. To enter, you need to weigh less than 187 pounds and understand that the ponies are “small and semi-wild, and the terrain is massive and wild.”
Given the 11-pound limit on equipment, the organizers encourage riders to bring only “a spare pair of (reinforced) pants and a lightweight tweed blazer.”
Only 35 applicants will be accepted.
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