Monday, October 1, 2007

my australian hero

i spent most of today reading about great adventures of the non-motorised sort and the men and women who felt the need to accomplish long distance journeys in such a fashion.

no person impacted me as greatly as tim cope, a 28 year old from australia who just this very week finished a 6,000 mile trip from mongolia to hungary on horseback.

his goal was to follow in the footsteps of genghis khan who completed a similar route nearly 800 years ago. what tim had originally envisioned taking 18 months took well over three years, with stolen horses, lost gear, weather hazards, and cultural miscommunication taking place on a regular basis.

follow his travels here:

i'm certain there will be a book forthcoming.