Tim Cope, National Geographic Adventure Honouree 2007 and Australian Adventurer of the Year 2006, lives in Victoria. He has pursued a life of adventure, writing and film. He speaks fluent Russian, and has spent years travelling through Russia, Mongolia, and Central Asia by bicycle, row boat, skis, horse, camel and many other means. He loves getting to know people in their home environments by travelling in traditional and local ways. Through lectures, films and articles, Tim shares his experiences and personal discoveries with schools, organisations and community groups. He has completed an award-winning film series for ARTE in Europe, and ABC TV. Tim returns to Mongolia annually to guide trips for World Expeditions.