Sitrep No 1 - 7 July 2018

In warm sunshine expedtion has assembled in Ulaanbaatar.  Also some baggage lost on various airlines has meant replacing essential items.  We fly to Khovd on 9 July to establish first base camp on Buyant River.  Ends


Sitrep 2 - 9 July 2018

Team plus Mongolian scientists now camped near Khovd.  Weather warm and dry, mosquitoes troublesome. Watching Nadaam Festival today and moved to study cave paintings tomorrow. Ends


Sitrep 3 - 14 July 2018

After successfull visit to Khovd Tsenkher cave now at camp 3 at Baatar Mountain. Horse-mounted teams carrying out scientific programmes.  Botanical study especially productive. Dental and medical clinics on 15 July. Weather: cold nights, warm days, showers  . Ends



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