Trailblazers Talk: Recreating Genghis Khan’s journey – Mongolia to Hungary
By: Australian Museum
In June 2004 Tim Cope set off on an epic journey: to ride horses on the of Genghis Khan, a 10,000 kilometre march the length of the Eurasian Steppe, from Karakorum in Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, Crimea and the Ukraine to Hungary. The journey took him more than three years and led him deep into the fabric of nomad society on the Eurasian steppe.
Six months into the trip, a Kazakh nomad concerned that Cope travelled alone, gave him a young dog named Tigon. Cope’s new companion would share his challenges, braving wolves, horse thieves and extreme temperatures, and offer comfort as Tim grieved the tragic loss of his father.
Tim earned both Young Adventurer of the Year and Adventurer of the Year awards from the Australian Geographic Society, and Adventurer of the Year from National Geographic. His books and films have inspired audiences worldwide.
Join Tim for an inspiring talk about his adventures as a ‘long-rider’, a special breed of explorer who travels to discover something of both the cultures they encounter and themselves.