Tdrihe Khan Khentii mountains stretched before us, from one end of the azure sky to the other.
Tegri, the Great Sky God, watched us with his infinite panorama. From here, I could see miles and miles into the distance. This was the “Forbidden Zone”, that unknown wilderness where Genghis Khan was born. As a child and then again much later on, he hunted here, his true home, on a horse, sheltered in a ger or under the blue sky.
That summer, I thought I was on a hiking adventure like any other.
This story originally featured in a print issue of the Outdoor Journal.
This article originally featured in a print issue or the Outdoor Journal.
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