July 18, 2018
Charlotte checked in early this morning from base camp in Mongolia. The trek from the park entrance to the base of the Altai Mountain Range is fun and scenic. The trek starts out with a walk up a gentle slope before crossing a stream. After crossing the stream, they will climb a steeper hill and find the lake where they can take lunch. The team then heads up the hill to a stone monument that has been built by local people where it is good luck to circle the mountain clockwise, 7 times, each time circling and placing another small rock on the monument for good luck. An easy downhill for 45 minutes, finds the team at Base Camp where they will have a full view of the Altai Mountain Range and Mount Khuiten.
The team will settle in for a few days, training tomorrow and a short hike up the hill for acclimatization. Charlotte said the team is “healthy and stoked to be at Base Camp.”