Everyone loves a good statistic.
Regular people love them because they cut through the noise and distil a question down into a simple mathematical value. Politicians love them because they can be twisted to prove whatever suits them at the time. And here at Pub2Pub, as road trip junkies, we love them because they enable us to measure our progress as we cruise across the earth. And if there's one of our trips which is defined by its numbers, its the Pub2Pub Expedition itself, because our numbers haven't really got much bigger. So, we figured it'd be fun to get all the numbers behind our drive from the world's northernmost bar, to the southernmost, together in one place, so here you go - keep reading to check out all of Pub2Pub's vital stats, which range from 97 million to minus 4...
Distance covered - 27,000 miles
(which breaks down to approx 3,000 from the UK to the northernmost bar, just over 20,000 from the northernmost bar to the southernmost, and the rest getting home from Tierra del Fuego.)
Countries visited - 26
(Britain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Cuba, The USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.)
Northernmost point - 79°North
The hotel bar at Pyramiden, Svalbard, approximately 700 miles from the North Pole.
Southernmost point - 55°South
Bar Analij in Puerto Williams, Chilean Tierra del Fuego.
Highest altitude reached - 4,700 metres above sea level.
A road outside La Paz, Bolivia.
Lowest altitude reached - 86 metres below sea level.
Badwater Basin, Death Valley, USA
Highest temperature - 50°C / 122°F
Death Valley, USA
Lowest temperature - approximately -4° / 24°F
Most expensive pint - about £10, in Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Cheapest pint - about 70p, in Honduras
Total pints consumed - unknown
(some statistics are better left uncalculated...)
Fuel used - 1,080 gallons / 4,088 litres / 3.02 tonnes
(based on an average of 25 miles per gallon - we didn't keep an exact tally)
Most expensive fuel - about £1.50 per litre (£6.80 per gallon), in Norway
Cheapest fuel - £0.22 per litre (£1.00 per gallon), in Ecuador
Total fuel cost - Somewhere between £3,500 and £4,000
(No detailed running total kept)
Engine revolutions - 97.2 million
(based on 27,000 miles at an average road speed of 40 miles per hour, which gives 675 hours of driving, an average engine RPM of 2,400)
Garage visits - two
(One clutch & oil change carried out in a Land Rover specialist garage in Nicaragua, one checkover of the HT system in Peru)
Punctures - zero
Breakdowns - zero.
So there you go, there are the key numbers of the Pub2Pub Expedition. All in all, it was quite a trip, by quite a car.
You can read the full story of the trip in the expedition book, by clicking here.