"Eventually I smelled this delicious smell coming from the huts. I thought, Mono would like a little bit of this. And this wooden platter was brought out, and there was Mono sitting on the platter, fully cooked.
"It was a sad day. For Mono especially. And it was sad for me. I didn't have to eat him, but I did. To be honest, I thought, Well, he would have liked me to eat him... He was delicious."
[In 1998, Benedict Allen, accompanied by three camels, trekked 1,000 miles across Mongolia's Gobi Desert in six weeks.]