6th August 2009
Sat phone text 1355 GMT: After a late night at Karkara mountain camp, bar dodging (we'll have to wait for Mette to explain that one), got caught in mad hailstorm. Left this morning and entered Kyrgyzstan, had swim in crystal waters of lake Izzyk Kul and are now at Sogan Bai's house. Lovely to be back with family and eagles. Up to yurt camp tomorrow then over Ton Pass. All going well, group loving it... me too!