Hello and welcome to Overland Yeti.

I decided to create this blog to document our adventures in our mini overland vehicle, the unlikely hero that is the humble Skoda Yeti!

My name is Adam, I'm 30 years old and I'm from Blaenavon, deep in the Brecon Beacons National Park, here in South Wales, UK.

Our Yeti journey began a couple of years ago, when our eldest daughter was about 6 months old.

We were living in what seemed like the world's smallest house in Hereford, England, and we had completely outgrown it (as first time parents, we hadn't realised how much stuff babies need!), so we decided to move back to where I had grown up, and bought a beautiful house here in the magnificent Brecon Beacons.

This was great, however in my few years away from Wales, I had forgotten about the proper Welsh winters, and had bought a 2014 Ford Mondeo Titanium X estate. Great for family duties, but, as I found out, even with winter boots fitted, absolutely pointless in the snow (too much ECU interference!).

Our beautiful but useless Mondy! 


Standard Welsh winters! 

This is what led me to buy our little Yeti! It was pretty much a straight swap for my Mondeo at the Suzuki dealership (don't ask!), and so, in the middle of the 'Beast From The East' snowstorms, I ended up with our current car. 

She's a 2.0 TDI 4x4, and if I'm being honest, it was difficult going from a 200bhp Mondeo to a 110bhp Yeti, but we were only planning on keeping it for a year or 18 months max, but I've completely changed my mind - I love the thing. 

Yeti at the dealership. 

Yeti was completely standard when I got hold of her, with only around 20,000 miles on the clock, and only one previous owner. 

It's fair to say that it's slightly different now, 18 months on, and I'll be detailing our modifications in the next post. 

Anyway, thank you for reading, and I will be back again this week with the modifications post, and anything else I dream up between now and then! 


IG - @overland_yeti


  1. Just found your web page and will be following with interest. This is exactly the route im looking to go down with our 140 4x4 Yeti. I was looking at buying a Disco but just too much rust and unreliability stories so have decided to stick with the Yeti as its a cracking car as standard. We live on a farm in Fife, Scotland and with winter tyres on the Yeti has been great in the snow the past few years. Loving the mods youve made so far, will definatly be watching with interest to see if you go down the lift kit route as its something ive been looking in to but info and kits seem few and far between. I will definatly be looking at getting a set of the Cooper AT's also.

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