Mercedes-Benz Unimoq rose to record highFebruary 3, 2020
Such an achievement was established in the mountains of Chile by a group of 10 people. The height to which the car was able to climb is truly amazing.
On the eve it became known that the car Mercedes-Benz Unimoq set a new lift height record for the vehicle. The car was able to climb a volcano in Chile – the elevation was 6 694 meters above sea level. To ensure safety on the expedition, the group installed four emergency radio units at an altitude of 6,100 meters. They had contact with base camps in case of problems. It was precisely this height that was originally planned to be achieved. To complete the task, two Mercedes-Benz Unimoq cars were used, which were equally equipped and ready to conquer the heights. After completing the task, it was decided to try to drive further along the volcano.
Note that the standard Unimog could hardly cope with the task – the operating instance uses a special balancing system with a variable center of gravity.
The car was also equipped with special tires for driving in the most extreme terrain. The group, led by Matthias Yeshke, was already climbing high on a Mercedes Zetros car – then they managed to climb 6,675 meters above sea level. And in 2007, a record was set – on a modified Suzuki 1986 freight forwarders conquered a height of 6,688 meters.
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