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NYC - Members Dinner w/ Tim Cope

In the Footsteps of Genghis Khan

Tim Cope will provide a behind the scenes look at his 6,000 mile, three and a half year quest to ride horses from the ancient capital of the Mongolian Empire, Karakorum, to the edge of the Eurasian steppe on the Danube. Aided by a series of stills, and video that Cope captured en-route, he will walk the audience through a journey that began as a boyish dream to immerse himself in the fence free life of Mongolia (Cope could hardly ride a horse before he began), and became an odyssey into the heart of the nomads of the Eurasian steppe - their fascinating past as powerful horse societies that helped shape the course of human history, and the precarious state that nomad culture finds itself in the modern post-Soviet world. The journey became one of immense personal adversity for Cope, who not only battled the elements and bureaucracy, but also personal tragedy at home in Australia. This will be at once a unique evening of inspiration and insight into the tapestry of Eurasian steppe society, and a rare adventure reminiscent of a forgotten age. The presentation will coincide with the release Cope's book, published by Bloomsbury: The Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads.

Born in 1978, Tim Cope, F.R.G.S., is an award winning adventurer, author, and filmmaker with a special interest in the traditional cultures of Central Asia and Russia. He has studied as a wilderness guide in the Finnish and Russian subarctic, ridden a bicycle across Russia to China, and rowed a boat along the Yenisey River through Siberia to the Arctic Ocean. Tim's most renowned journey was a three year, 6,000 mile journey by horse from Mongolia to Hungary on the trail of Genghis Khan - a quest to understand the horseback nomads of the great Eurasian steppe. Tim is the author of Off the Rails: Moscow to Beijing on Recumbent Bikes (Penguin Books 2003), and On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey through the Lands of the Nomads (Bloomsbury Worldwide, to be released September 2013). He is also the creator of several documentary films, including the award winning series ‘The Trail of Genghis Khan,’ (commissioned by ABC Australia and ZDF/Arte in Europe). Tim lives in Victoria, Australia, and annually guides trekking journeys to remote western Mongolia for World Expeditions.

Date: 11/21/2013

Time: 6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Dinner, 8:00pm Presentation

Location: NYC Headquarters, 46 E70th Street, NY, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $65

Guest Ticket Price: $70

Reservation Notes:

Dinners are open to Members and their guests.
Non-members are welcome to attend as nominal guests of Daryl Hawk MN’98, organizing chair of The Explorers Club Members Dinners.
To make a reservation please email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call the Club at 212-628-8383

Cancellation/”No Show” Policy:

* If a reservation is canceled after Monday, November 18th there will be No Refund of the ticket price.
* There are no refunds for a “No Show” to a catered event.

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