With only three days before Szu-ting, Eric Salazar and I board the plane for our Return to Genyen Expedition, our house is a mess. Expedition gear covers the floor and I navigate from room to room on narrow trails that weave around piles of camera, climbing, camping and other outdoor gear.
Despite having written a book on Expedition Planning, I still struggle with all the logistics of organizing for a major expedition. I know the night before we leave will most likely involve little sleep and many tasks of putting my “normal life” on hold and the last minute details of the two month trip to China.
The reality is, as long as I leave for the airport with my passport, everything else will work out. Sleep is overrated and with a fourteen hour flight to China coming up being tired when I board the plane is not necessarily a bad thing