We are planning to head up to the top, beginning around the 2nd week in August.
We will have Two 4WD vehicles travelling together, one is a SsangYong Musso and the other is a Toyota Hilux, neither vehicle has a snorkel air intake, but we will not be crossing anything that is deep enough to warrant it (they're cars not submarines) and both have new All Terrain tyres fitted
We will have as much recovery equipment as we think is required including a winch on one of the cars, snatch straps, shovels, radiator tarps for crossings, spares and tools plus water, food and camping gear plus spare fuel.
Is a portable toilet necessary or can we set up a tarp over a hole?
Also is there any restriction on taking along a few beers to have at the top of the continent?
Do you have any special recommendations that we should listen to? or any advice as where to go/no go.
Both drivers have had some 4WD experience both not heaps, however we are both pretty savvy about what is and isn't possible and we both seem to be able to judge our limitations fairly well, plus I have no intention of trying to destroy either vehicle in the name of fun.
Is there any other way up North without having to pay the (highway robbers) ferry fee at the Jardine River? remembering that we are not out to ruin our cars along the way.
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