The story of one man, a bike and the Mongolian Steppe.
MOHON won the Spirit Of Adventure Silver Award at The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival earlier in the year, and has gained a host of glowing reviews.
In 2016 I embarked on a trip to cycle across Mongolia, naturally I took a camera and documented the whole thing. Upon return to the UK, following an incredible few months, I put together a film from the footage.
MOHON was born, the film is the story of the trip as it was. Documenting the highs and the lows and showing the sheer beauty of the country and its culture. Many of the screenings are accompanied by a talk, which looks to give more information about the trip. It explains in depth about the people, culture and experience of touring on a bicycle in a remote area for a prolonged period.
My aim is to get the message out there that finding an incredible adventure is really not that hard, and to motivate people to go and find an adventure of their own... Whatever that may be.
'I loved this. Go do things alone in strange countries.' Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.
In the spring of 2016 19 year old Jimmy Hyland boarded a plane to Mongolia. Having spent his life reading books, watching films and hearing stories of adventure he decided it was time to find his own. Drastically unprepared and armed with little more than a bike he had bough the week before for £50 and a few basic tools Jimmy set off into the steppe, but all did not go to plan.
This is the story of Jimmy's first taste of travelling alone in a totally alien land. Continually battling wind, bitter cold temperatures, mechanical problems and solitude which pushed him to his limits, it wasn't until he discovered the incredible Mongolian hospitality that he got back on track.