All of the above, and words really can’t convey the thrill of being amongst those spectacular mountains of white and the silence and the isolation- I was in love with every minute, every second. The fact that I was able to travel at over 80km/hr in such a vast landscape and enjoy the exhilaration and thrill of the speed and place – was utterly amazing. There was only 6 of us – two Swedish couples celebrating a 50th birthday, and Andrew and I, plus the two guides – heaven on a stick I can tell you. An amazing adventure like no other, and for that we must thank you Fiona. The day with the dogs was also wonderful, but I think the isolation and thrill of driving our own snowmobile trumped all else…I almost found being with the dogs too slow!!!! We were very pleased we had researched and purchased all the necessary pure wool clothing, right down to the undies and bra I might add! With the Michelin Man type suit provided by Base Camp we were warm as toast – even at temps of -17 but felt like -26 degrees. Although the little Warm Hand patches were a life saver at times, as clutching the throttle for extended periods of time did render the fingers a tad cold on the odd occasion! And we saw so much – the guides were excellent in every way. We went to a long abandoned Russian village, across glaciers and saw massive fresh polar bear foot prints in the snow – truly magic, and stuff of dreams.
Fiona, in every aspect, the trip you organised for us far exceeded our expectations and we certainly had the adventure of a life time. It was quite simply, unbelievably exciting. The fact that the organisation of the trip was seamless and there were no hiccuphs or misadventures made the whole experience that much sweeter and infinitely more memorable. Our kids think we are pretty OK for doing something out of the ordinary – although I have to say they are used to us going it alone. Next stop Mongolia!!