5th August 2009
Message received this morning, 06:00hrs by Sat phone from North Inylchek Base Camp (4000m) near the Kazakh/Kyrgyz border: "Just got up to the Southern Glacier. Wow and more wow! The group are ecstatic, and I am totally high! We enjoyed 3 touchdowns in total during our amazing helicopter flight - what a treat. I can't believe Wild Frontiers pay me to do this amazing job!!"