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The Trail of Genghis Khan

The Trail of Genghis Khan is a six-part documentary series presented by adventurer Tim Cope, retracing the steps of history's first nomadic horsemen, including those of the legendary Genghis Khan. From the former Mongol capital Kharkhorin to the Danube, young Australian adventurer Tim Cope retraced the path of the first nomads and followed the route taken by legendary Genghis Khan as he forged his great empire. Over three and a half grueling years, and guided by an old Kazakh wisdom - "to understand the wolf, you must put on the skin of a wolf and look through its eyes" - Tim lived just as the ancient nomads did. Tim travelled 10,000 kms alone on horseback across the Eurasian steppe through Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine and Hungary.

Episode 1 - In the Skin of a Wolf
Tim Cope embarks on a challenging three-and-a-half year, 10,000 km journey on horseback to retrace the steps of history's first nomadic horsemen, including those of the legendary Genghis Khan.

Episode 2 - The Land that God Forgot
Tim Cope struggles on horseback to cross Kazakhstan in the coldest winter for 40 years. A remote country which has the largest Nomad population in the world and temperatures vary between plus and minus 50 C.

Episode 3 - Ships of the Desert
Stuck for 3 months in a remote mining village known locally as 'the place that god forgot'. Tim looses his faithful dog Tigon and travels for 5 days and 150 km without water across the Russian steppe.

Episode 4 - No Place for Nomads
Out of southern Russia and into Ukraine where Tim Cope and his 3 horses and dog are embroiled in civil war between Tartars and Russians. The wild deserted Steppes end and cultivated land begins.

Episode 5 - Taking the Reins
Tim Cope breaks his 3 year journey to be with his family and bury his father. Back to the Ukraine his horses have been mistreated and he needs to get them fit before he continues to travel.

Episode 6 - The Last Frontier
Tim Cope's journey from Ulaan Baatar in Mongolia to the Danube in Europe over 3 years. The Carpathian's are far harder than expected as he crosses into Hungary and finally reaches his destination.


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