Roger Crowthorn and Dave Phillips of LRO went down in to Spain to drive some
mountain tracks in the summer of 2005. Half way down one of these, they came
across the Range Rover wreck. After asking about it when they got out, they
were told that a Swiss woman had been driving it about 15 years before. She
went through a ford on her way out and did not realise due to the rain how
much it would fill by the time she returned. The Rangie did not make it across
and was washed away. She, happily, managed to get out and was safe.
The Rangie got washed further down the mountain every flood for the next 15
years. When Roger and Dave found it, the route was a nice track. After discussing
the day over a few beers that night a plan was hatched to come back later in
the year and retrieve the remains. The LRO magazine asked for volunteers to
go and I was lucky enough to get picked. When we got there we found out that
it had been the wettest December in 47 years and the dry track was now a river.
We had great fun getting it out over two days which included sinking a G4 Range
Rover and drying out the engine in situ. The truck then drove home 2700KM in
24 hours without missing a beat.
Hope you enjoy the pictures.