Sandbaggers are expedition and event organisers who specialise in providing top quality experiences in some of the world’s remotest locations. Additionally, we design equipment for use in desert and arctic environments with four products brought to market (our World famous sand gaiters are a regular sight on desert events, and have also featured in National Geographic magazine and the recent Blackberry TV ad!). In 2003 we founded Gobi Challenge, an expedition style multi-day ultra race in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. Such was the success of the inaugural event we have since hosted it annually attracting competitors from all over the world. Gobi Challenge celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013 and is surely one of the Worlds remotest and most adventurous desert racing events.
While the bulk of our trips are in Mongolia we also work on an annual basis throughout Indonesia, Scotland, across Africa and beyond. Our UK support team and medical staff are experts in their own fields and we always employ local staff, wherever possible – some of whom have been working with us for 10 years. We have a 100% safety record and a hard earned reputation for running genuine, intimate style expeditions and ultramarathons.
While we continue to offer our traditional annual events, recent years have seen us develop increasingly into the bespoke market. We now work with film crews, teams and individuals looking for something unique in an environment off the regular tourist trail.