Tim Cope's epic three and a half year journey on horseback from Mongolia to Hungary, which became an incredibly popular six-part series on the ABC and a feature length film, was recently awarded the prestigious People's Choice Award at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Alberta, Canada.
The Trail of Genghis Khan chronicles Tim's epic 10,000km journey in the footsteps of the legendary Mongol emperor, warrior and nomad and in 2010 was awarded Prize of the Jury at the Graz Film Festival in Austria, and Best Adventure Film at the Czech Mountain Film Festival in Prague.
Tim is currently writing a book about his experiences to be published shortly by Allen & Unwin Australia (Bloomsbury UK/USA). The DVD release of the series was the ABC's best selling product in September and October.
Camping on the high plains, traversing ice-capped mountains and treacherous deserts, shedding the sedentary life and drinking a lot of vodka in homes along the way, Cope visits distant parts of the world rarely seen, places on the cusp of modernity yet proud of their nomadic traditions. His humble spirit and dedication to the journey make him a welcome visitor at each stop, allowing unique access in to people’s lives. Cope’s stunning three-year journey is so chocked full of emotions, from fear and anger to love and compassion that his heartfelt and genuine passion for the journey will leave you open-hearted and inspired.
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