TIM COPE: ON THE TRAIL OF GENGHIS KHAN
Wednesday November 13, 7:30 pm (doors 6:30 pm)
RIO Theatre, Vancouver (Map)
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Tim Cope brings his live presentation and book tour to Vancouver for the VIMFF Fall Series. His critically acclaimed film, On the Trail Of Genghis Khan, was the winner of the Grand Prize at VIMFF in 2012, and now Tim has written a book about his adventures.
As well as his epic, three year journey on horseback through the Eurasian steppe from Mongolia to the Danube River in Hungary, which is the subject of his new book, Tim has ridden a bicycle across Russia to China, rowed a boat through Siberia to the Arctic Ocean, guided in Antarctica and studied as a wilderness guide in the Finnish and Russian Arctic. This live presentation is an opportunity to hear first hand from Tim about his tales of adventure, many with life threatening situations, and how they have shaped his philosophy to life. Tim will be selling signed copies of his new book, ‘On the Trail of Genghis Khan’, which was published by Bloomsbury in September 2013.
TIM COPE: BIOGRAPHY
Tim Cope is a 30 year old from Gippsland, Victoria (Australia), who is pursuing a life of adventure, writing, and film. Named National Geographic Adventure Honoree in 2007 and Australian Adventurer of the year in 2006, Tim guides in Antarctica, Siberia and Mongolia.
Fluent in Russian, Tim spent five years travelling in regions of Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine by bicycle, row boat, skis, horse, camel and many other means. Most of all Tim enjoys coming to know people in their home environments by travelling in traditional and local ways.
Upon return from every experience, he has been motivated to take his personal discoveries to schools, organisations and community groups through the medium of lectures, film and articles. Over time this has become his profession with the writing of books, articles, and professional presentations.
Currently he is in Australia working on a film series for ZDF and ARTE in Europe, and the ABC in Australia, a book about the Eurasian nomads (for Bloomsbury), and a children's story book about his travelling dog, Tigon.
Highlights for Tim have included:
- Travelling by horse from Mongolia to Hungary on the trail of nomads, a path most famously laid down by Ghengis Khan and the Mongols in the 13th century (2004-2007)
- Rowing a wooden boat through Siberia to the Arctic Ocean (2001)
- Riding a bicycle for 10,000km across Russia and Mongolia (1999-2000)
- Training as a Wilderness Guide in the Arctic and forest regions of Finland and north-west Russia (1998-1999).