A British couple, Peter and Eileen Crichton, have completed an impressive double round the world journey, covering 150,000km in their Land Rover Discovery.
The journey, which involved circling the globe in the Northern Hemisphere followed by a circuit of the Southern Hemisphere, took 23 months, and took the couple through a diverse and hazardous range of terrains. Their 1992 Land Rover, fitted with Michelin A/T 4×4 tyres, coped admirably with everything that either hemisphere could throw in its direction. The Michelin tyres are designed for both off and on-road driving, and, amazingly, suffered only one puncture in the 50,000km trip around Africa.
The first part of the Crichton’s journey involved a 42,000km trek around the Northern Hemisphere, taking the longest land route available. This took six months to complete, and was followed by a 149,000km tour of Australia, South America and Africa. In South America their route took them through hazardous terrain in Chile, Columbia and Venezuela. In Africa they started out from Cape Town, drove north through the jungles of Cameroon, Gabon, Congo and Angola, crossed the Sahara, followed the Rift Valley from Mozambique and finished up in the Middle East, before heading on back to London.
Peter Crichton stressed that the reliability of their tyres was a key element in the successful completion of this trans-global marathon,”Throughout our travels the Michelin tyres performed flawlessly over every conceivable terrain that the world could throw at us. Good tyres are a core aspect of reliable travel in the world’s remote and wild places. We were immensely relieved that we could rely entirely on the products supplied by Michelin UK.”