• Jan 25th 2010 at 9:29AM
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Team Miller Fisher prepares for the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles – Click above to watch the video after the break

The Dakar Rally just ended, but there's always another one to get ready for. Off-road racer Emily Miller, of Rod Hall Racing, Baja 1000 and Ironman fame, will be doing the 20th Anniversary Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles in March with extreme-skier-and-navigator Wendy Fisher.

The Rallye Aïcha has a few key differences to traditional races like the Dakar. In the manner of orienteering, drivers can't use GPS or pace notes; instead, navigators find their way with a compass and a 1:100,000-scale map. Like, the paper kind. And no binoculars or cell phones are allowed. Stages aren't won on time, but by getting to the finish in the shortest driven distance compared to as-the-crow-flies. The race is carbon neutral. There is no prize money for winners; proceeds from the race go to support a team of doctors that care for locals throughout the year. Oh, and the race is for women only.

The race runs from March 13-27, and Team Miller Fisher will be one of more than 120 teams competing. Follow the jump for a video look at the race, and to Emily and Wendy and their Hummer H3, best of luck.

[Source: Team Miller Fisher]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Just pray that there isn't a parking lot with a parked 2004 Hyundai Elantra within 500 miles.....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Buying carbon credits, imho, does not make your event carbon neutral. The buying and selling of carbon credits is a new type of pyramid scheme with prospectors getting rich and business polluting just as much as ever. I'm willing to bet that the practice will be banned eventually. Motorsports fans and participants need to be honest with themselves. There is nothing "eco" about tearing through the desert, propelled by an ICE powered vehicle.

      That being said, I love tearing through the desert in an ICE powered vehicle.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Women only....navigation only....crow.....there's a joke in there somewhere
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very informative post..


      no mention of where the rally takes place or any other relevant information...
      • 5 Years Ago
      No GPS? My wife would be SOL.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Women only and no GPS......I guess they know the men would just be lost and roaming the desert!
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