Background Information and Gaming Aids for the Wind on the Steppes role-playing game (a BRP supplement in the world of the ancient steppe Nomads).
Monday, 10 August 2015
The Mongol Derby
Participants of the 2015 edition (Mongolderby on Facebook)
Derby is reputedly the longest and toughest horse race in the world: 1000 km on
half-wild Mongolian horses, 12 days long. Its aim is to experience the life of
the messengers of the Mongol Empire, riding discontinuously for days,
changing horses at the next nomad camp every 40km. It is only for tough
experienced riders: accidents are common and hospitals are hundreds of km away.
Not speaking about being lost in the immensity. So any participant must know
the serious hazards he will be confronted to.
Edition is currently beeing ran. Today shall be the 6th day, so it is the
right time to write this post. You can follow the race in -almost- real time on Facebook.
not recommend to take part to this race if you're the
kind of adventurer sitting at a table and rolling dice, but instead to watch a
movie made in 2013 “All The Wild Horses”. It is a documentary about the race,
which the director ran twice. I still haven’t seen it but there are some
trailers on the web page.