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  • 2017 Winner of the Grand Prize at the New Zealand Mountain Book Festival for On The Trail Of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through The Land Of The Nomads.
  • 2016 Awarded the nairamdal (friendship medal) from the president of Mongolia in recognition of work in celebrating and promoting Mongolian nomad culture internationally. 
  • 2015 Mongolian Government tourism excellence award, and made honorary ambassador for Mongolian Tourism internationally.
  • 2014 Shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards, Non-fiction category for ''On the Trail Of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads" (Bloomsbury worldwide 2013).
  • 2013 Grand Prize, and Best Adventure Travel literature at the Banff International Mountain Book and Film Festival for the book: ''On the Trail Of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads" (Bloomsbury worldwide 2013). 
  • The Banff Centre's Fleck Fellowship Awardee 2011 (In 2011 Tim was offered a fellowship in Banff, Canada, to spend three weeks writing his book in the Banff artist colony).
  • 2010-2012, multi International Awards for film 'On the Trail of Genghis Khan.' These include: Prize of the Jury, Graz, (Austria), Peoples Choice Award, Banff (Canada), Grand Prize, and Best Mountain Culture Film, Vancouver (Canada), National TV Award, Domzale (Slovenia), Best Adventure Film, Bansko (Bulgaria), Peoples Choice Award, Wanaka (New Zealand), Best Adventure Documentary, Prague (Czech Republic), Best Adventure Film, Teplice (Czech republic).
  • National Geographic Adventure Honoree 2007/08 presented in Washington DC recognizing Tim as "Cultural Ambassador who traced the journeys of Ghengis Khan 6,200 miles across Mongolia to Hungary."
  • Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award 2006. Tim was flown in from the Ukraine during his unfinished epic by horseback from Mongolia to Hungary to be awarded what is perhaps the most prestigious adventure award on Australian soil.
  • Acceptance as a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London (2005). This followed a nomination in the midst of journeying through Kazakhstan on horseback. In March 2005 Tim flew to London for a historical meeting of Long Riders and authors.
  • Young Australian Adventurer of the Year Award 2001, presented in July 2002 in recognition of Tim’s epic 5,000 kilometre rowing journey down the Yenisey River through Siberia to the Arctic Ocean.
  • Recognition by Outside magazine in the USA as one of the top 25 young athletes/explorers in the world in December 2002 under the age of 25.
  • First Prize in the Graz Film Fesitval (Austria) 2002, for the documentary ‘Off the Rails: On the Back Roads to Beijing’
  • Australian Geographic “Spirit of Adventure” Award 2000, in recognition of his “Cycling Siberia” expedition.