[14 Apr 2012 | Comments Off | 5,976 views]
Six Winter Days Alone with Death

A nomadic herder in Northern Mongolia miraculously survived six days in the midst of winter, with eight ribs and hip broken.

Bat-Ochir Oidov, 39, a horseman, was rounding a horse pack from nearby valley, when his horse slipped down a mountain slope and overturned several times, with his one feet caught in stirrup.

After a short gallop, he found himself laying in snow in the middle of frozen valley, and no one to call for help.

He survived 120 hours alone in the middle of bitter cold winter.

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[14 Apr 2012 | Comments Off | 5,976 views]
Six Winter Days Alone with Death

A nomadic herder in Northern Mongolia miraculously survived six days in the midst of winter, with eight ribs and hip broken.

Bat-Ochir Oidov, 39, a horseman, was rounding a horse pack from nearby valley, when his horse slipped down a mountain slope and overturned several times, with his one feet caught in stirrup.

After a short gallop, he found himself laying in snow in the middle of frozen valley, and no one to call for help.

He survived 120 hours alone in the middle of bitter cold winter.

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[26 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | 2,612 views]
Ancient Art of Weather Forecasting

By Shagdarsuren Dambyn, journalist
¬ęThat night, some two dozen nomadic herders in Dund Gobi province were climbing to the top of Kharaatyn Mountain. For many years, they spent one night watching for the signs of nature to predict weather for coming winter.

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[16 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | 3,784 views]
Foreigners about Mongolia

Nizovtsev B.E., Russian scholar, 1966
William Douglas, Deputy Judge of the Supreme Court, USA, 1962
Owen Lattimore, an American Sinologist who visited Mongolia in 1969
Roy Chapman Andrews, 1933
Kozlov P.K. A Russian explorer of Central Asia, 1907
Kimura Ayako, a Japanese researcher who lived a decade in Mongolia, 1999
Paul Theroux, from his book Riding The Iron Rooster,1987

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[16 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | 4,917 views]
Naadam Festival or Three Manly Games

Naadam (naa-dm) that is how Mongols call one of two largest national holidays.
The name of the festival means competition, sports. Indeed, it is a true test of manhood in such traditional games as horse racing, archery and wrestling

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[11 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | 2,790 views]
Hunting With Golden Eagle

In the westernmost corner of Mongolia lies the rugged land of Kazakh people. Living in harsh, barren valleys surrounded by Altai mountains, Kazakhs preserved their centuries old traditions and culture almost intact. Among them is the ancient tradition of hunting with Golden Eagles.