Mercedes ML races a gas balloon
TG embarks on the world’s most graceful car chase
Posted: 15 Dec 2011
Job not done for us, though. It takes a couple of frantic hours to actually find them in this unrelenting black wilderness, and the ML doesn't even share in the final glory. The border guards advise that the hods of earth and drainage ditches are too great a challenge, and we use the towering Dodge Ram pickup of a local couple to rescue the chaps and their kit.
Still, the ML ferries five completely knackered occupants back the 60-something miles to Minot at 2am, and seeing as my eyeballs feel as though they're about to slide out of my skull, I'm thankful for the Mercedes's little bubble of ease. Respect is undoubtedly due.