The team has completed the Ring of Darhad and arrived back in Ulaanbataar over the weekend. The expedition was a huge success and has collected important information about wolverines, snow leopards and other wildlife in the Darhad region that will inform wildlife research and conservation efforts there.
Special thanks to National Geographic for sponsoring this important research expedition. Huge thanks also to Montana State University for helping to develop the exceptional student lessons and to Boojum Expeditions for coordinating logistics in Mongolia. This expedition would not have been possible without our amazing sponsors: Mountain Hardwear, Osprey Packs, Clif Bar, Horny Toad, Rite in the Rain, Supai Gear, The Brunton Group, NRS, AlpineAire Foods, Primus, Big Agnes, Smith Optics, Madshus, Baffin, Kahtoola, Steripen and Voile.
Hear the final update from the expedition team below. However, also stay tuned for more information about the team's exciting findings.
The team says "Bayartai" to the snow and heads down the valley.
The expedition is far from over, but the team has climbed up and over their last major pass. Check out the views and hear the report from Gregg below.
Another great day in the Darhad! The team came across a herd of friendly reindeer in the morning and found 4 new sets of wolverine tracks in the afternoon. Hear the update from Jim below.
Jim getting licked by reindeer
Rebecca answers student questions about wolverines. Click the audio link below.
Spring weather challenges the team with rain, wind and unstable snow. Hear the update from Gregg below.
Gregg Treinish staying warm and dry
The team loads up at their last resupply, ready for the next 10 days. Hear the update from Forrest by clicking the link below.
Drying out scat
Awaiting the next resupply, the team enjoys a night in a fishing cabin. Hear the update from Jim.
Only 2 days from the next resupply, the team hungrily continues onward through changing snow conditions. Hear the update from Gregg below.
The team is experiencing a little spring thaw in the Darhad which is good for their toes, but makes travel more difficult in the afternoon. Listen to the link below as Forrest explains their new surroundings and reveals how many DNA samples they have collected.
Jason answers student questions about making camp each night during the expedition.