You can't spell Mighty with out a G!
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So The Iron Mountain is a set piece that will test the following: Grip, Axel articulation, nerves, breaks and just about everything that is in a G. It was great fun, and thanks to those members who turned up, I hope you had a great day. The kids had great fun, as did some of the adults .
The 'mountain' itself, while it does not look that impressive at first, does stress out the G. We started with a quick brief, the drivers took us through the setting of Low ratio, locking in the diff's etc and then off we went. (please note the new G's can only engage their diffs in low range!) the first section is tackled with ease. For those who do take their G's off road, the comfortable view of road ahead and sky and the even steeper part (45 degrees) was great fun. As you ascend further you get to the see saw part.
As the vehicle edges forward on this part the seesaw tips and you go from blue sky, down to horizon and then Ground , again at 45 degrees. Hill decent? Nope this is not a Land Rover! its called skill! Breaks, low ratio and using the engine., just as you get to the end a slight 'kink' in the metal and you feel the whole chassis twist!
Then its round the car park and back up the way you came..... For those in the other countries, please PM me and I will put you in contact with the lady who invited us, I would say it was a great experience and if you get the chance have a go.
Thanks to Alex & Fran for taking the photos while Dad was busy speaking to other members and a number of the general public who were amazed at the prowess of the G