Arctic Adventures: Rallying the 2020 Alcan 5000 Rally
Long hours on ice-covered roads coupled with continual concentration seeped deeply into our bodies. After nearly 30 tanks of diesel and 10 days of white wonderlands, we neared the end of our Arctic journey, completing the 2020 Alcan 5000 Rally. What started as a pipe dream to pilot an old, right-hand-drive diesel deep into the Arctic turned into stark reality. We prepared, we rallied, we finished.
Sideways snow and dicey drifting nearly sent us off the road a few times. The stunning scenery was mated with Mother Nature’s cruelty as others weren’t so lucky and found themselves closer to its fury than they anticipated. Broken winch bumper welds and body damage adorned even the most-seasoned rally rigs.
Expect Vehicular Damage Approximately 40 teams competed for the 2020 Alcan 5000 Rally crown. Ralliers had a plethora of issues during the 10-day competition. These included but weren’t limited to:
Flat tires Seized engine A broken ankle Fai.... Continue Reading at Expedition Portal