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  • Fly to: Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia

  • Internal Transfer: Ulaan Bataar - Olgii (3hrs 30mins)

  • Ex-Soviet 4x4 Jeeps 9hrs driving without roads across the steppe to Potaniin Glacier, Altai Mountains

  • Visa required: Yes if British

  • Currency:Togrog

  • Time Zone:+8hrs GMT

  • Journal:Click here

Day 9, 28/07/09: Mongolia - Altai Mountains

Rest day today after the vigors of yesterday; conditions at base camp were appalling, visibility was zero & regular snow, sleet & rain storms blew in at force.

It was nice to spend some time just 'chilling' with the guys at the Ger. The last few days i've felt kind of constipated and its just starting to get a little uncomfortable...sure if it carries on i'll be rolling about like a Weeble before too long! Mind you in saying that it certainly hasn't affected my appetite; whilst lazing about today i think i've devoured my entire chocolate bar ration!