The last few weeks have been quite stressful. In classic style we have left everything to "last minute". It is all relative, but preparation for a trip this involved, needs more time than a month. Although we are making it happen. Plane tickets are purchased, money has been sent to our Liaison Officer, visas are being processed, and equipment is being gathered. We have most of what we will need from previous Alaska trips, but we are discovering there are still a few (expensive) items we need. Money seems to be flowing out of my pocket and stress building, but it will all be worth it as soon as we take the first steps of this adventure.
Land in Chengdu, bus to Kangdin, horse pack 2.5 days to base camp