Sadly, like most places in the world, the Mongolian Steppe is more dangerous for women than it is for men.
Tips for lady riders
Our own Adventure Chief and Derby veteran, Katy has some tips for female adventurers in this here article. Here are some key points that may be particularly useful on the Derby:
Look after your horse
Your noble steed is also your getaway vehicle if you find yourself in a bit of bother. Look after your horse and your horse will look after you.
Be aware of your vulnerability
Being a successful lady-adventurer doesn't mean being fearless to the risks that face you- it means being wise to them and knowing how to deal with them.
We urge female riders not to go out alone. They are particularly vulnerable, and previous years have seen incidents of female riders being harassed.
Although it may be tempting to go on ahead on your own or camp between urtuus to get ahead in the race, your safety and well-being is the most important thing.