Retracing Roy Chapman Andrews’ historic quest for dinosaur fossils in the Gobi Desert, we boldly returned 100 years later in search of new unique treasures. Using INFINITI SUVs and NASA imaging technology, we found possible evidence of new dinosaur species that will re-write the rules of modern paleontology.
Dare to do
Throughout the grueling 20-day expedition, our 35-person team navigated more than 1,000 miles of Mongolian desert terrain to uncover a trove of ground-breaking finds.
Five new fossil sites
Using data from drone thermal imagery and satellites the team pinpointed locations for fossilization based on geological and sedimentary markers to uncover brand-new sites.
Three new species
The team unearthed fossils from three unknown species — possible evidence of entirely new dinosaur breeds. Paleontologists are busy analyzing the fossils to validate their findings.
250 new fossil locations
Within these new locations, the team uncovered hundreds of fossilized bones, including those of a velociraptor ancestor. The first evidence of a meat-eating dinosaur to be found in the area.
“Paleontological maps will be rewritten to account for these new discoveries.”
Michael Barth, Founder and Chairman, The Explorers Club Hong Kong Chapter
History in the remaking
Just like Andrews, we used the latest technology at our disposal to reveal ancient secrets buried beneath the dirt.
Seek knowledge, leave a legacy
“Always there has been an adventure just around the corner — and the world is still full of corners.”
Roy Chapman Andrews
Tracing old tracks
Our expedition followed Andrews’ famous venture into Mongolia where he was the first to discover fossilized dinosaur eggs. It was also the first archaeological mission to use motorized vehicles — helping him better cover the treacherous terrain.
The Gobi partnership
One an expert in excavation, the other, mobility. What unities us is a shared passion for exploration, innovation, and some of the world's most inhospitable environments.