Three-year Genghis Khan trek ends


An Australian man has completed a three-year journey from Mongolia to Hungary, following in the footsteps of the Mongolian leader Genghis Khan.

When Tim Cope began his 10,000 km (6,200 mile) journey in June 2004 he expected it to take 18 months.

However, a stint at home when his father died and other delays meant it took more than double that.

Throughout the trek he travelled on horseback and relied on the hospitality of local people, including nomads.

He travelled with three horses at any time, one to carry him and two to carry feed and supplies and briefly, whilst in Kazakhstan, also used a camel.

He needed 13 horses in total to complete the marathon journey, though two of them – Taskonir and Ogonyok – have been with him since October 2004 when he was in Kazakhstan.

Full story at the BBC

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