Pangaea Mike Horn Young Explorers Program

Season 2010 Episode 09.09.10

6th YEP Mongolia (2010) - Gobi Desert Horse Trek

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6th YEP Mongolia (2010) - Gobi Desert Horse Trek
AIRED: Peering out of our tents at 7.30 this morning, we could see the great expanse of the Gobi desert: we were the only humans for kilometers and kilometers, and couldn't see a single ger as far as the eye could reach. With our equipment packed up into our jeeps, the strong Mongolian horses tacked up and excitement flowing in the veins of all the Young Explorers, we started our 40km journey across the Gobi . At the beginning, we were travelling at a very slow speed, roughly 3km per hour. We soon realized that travelling at such a slow speed would mean we would arrive at our camp after nightfall, and thus started to wake our horses up and trot a bit. While we were exploring the Gobi on horseback, we came across flash flood river beds. During heavy thunderstorms, all the water is channeled in these gullies and removes all the vegetation, leaving a barren river bed of rocks. We also noticed that the further we travelled away from the mountains, the drier the landscape became. on: http://www.mikehorn.commoreless

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