ambitions

“The Mongol Derby is the longest and toughest horse race in the world. The 1000km course recreates Chinggis Khaan’s legendary empire-busting postal system, with riders changing horse every 40km, and living with herders or camping under the stars.

Each year around 40 professional, semi-professional and enthusiastic amateur riders compete against each other for the derby crown. To stand a chance of finishing riders must balance survival skills and horsemanship and to stand a chance of winning an extra level of determination and no small amount of luck is required.

Enduring the elements, semi-wild horses as well as unfamiliar food and terrain, completing the derby is an achievement few can boast.” (theadventurists.com)

http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/the-mongol-derby-is-long-and-bonkers

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You’ll see me there in the next few years. I’ma start saving

 

2 thoughts on “ambitions

  1. I hope so too. Surely the Mongols retreat them well as they are a big part of their livelihoods and also considered to be important spiritual messengers?… I guess there may only be one way for me to truly find out 😉

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