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Oyunaa, My Mongolian guide: walking with her was a joy

Ruth Wiggins, The Guardian ยป

Our last hike was through Altai Tavan Bogd national park to Malchin Uul, a sacred mountain. Tavan Bogd means Five Saints and refers to the highest peaks there: a tantalising curtain of rock behind the huge and graceful Potanin glacier, on the border with Russia and China. At 4,050 metres, Malchin is the baby of the five; the only one that can be climbed without specialist equipment, its bewitching curves covered in scree from the fracturing of the weather.

Traditionally in Mongolia, mountain guides are male but as our trip progressed Oyunaa became determined to climb. Especially when told by guides we met along the way that the mountain didnโ€™t want her because she was a girl; that she would bring bad luck. Oyunaa was having none of it.

Video of Live Roundtable ยป Sam Manicom, Simon and Lisa Thomas, and Dan Grec answer questions about long-distance overlanding by motorcycle and 4 wheels โ€“ Armchair Adventure Festival

Starts at 7 minutes from the start.

Lots of questions answered. For example, find out why hooking up with a local charity, and having paper maps is important. Also find out what Ethiopia, Gabon, Mongolia, and the Sahara have in common.

Simon and Lisa Thomas ยป 2 Ride The World

Sam Manicom ยป Explorer

Dan Grec ยป The Road Chose Me

The Turtle Expedition: Mongolia

Mongolia!! The name of this landlocked Asian country has a magical ring to it. We could not think of Mongolia without our minds drifting on the image of the legendary Genghis Khan. Born in the 1160s, he spent his early life assembling a dedicated army of nomads from the immense grasslands of the Gobi, at 500,000 square miles, the fifth largest desert in the world. His fierce warriors were relentless. They could ride day and night, making a slice in their horsesโ€™ neck to drink the blood. By 1279 Mongols had gained full control of all of China, undeterred by the Great Wall. See how well walls work?

Read more of Gary and Monica Wescott’s overland adventures through Mongolia in October 2014

Mongolia # 1 โ€“ Land of Genghis Khan

Mongolia # 2 โ€“ Heading west on the Main Highway

Mongolia # 3 โ€“ Heading west to Olgii

Mongolia #4 โ€“ Olgiiโ€™s Golden Eagle Festival โ€“ Day 1

Mongolia #5 โ€“ Olgiiโ€™s Golden Eagle Festival โ€“ Day 2

Mongolia #6 -Monikaโ€™s Birthday in Olgii

Mongolia #7 โ€“ Visas and Suspension

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