Today is my last day in Shanghai before we are off to Tibet. Sean, one of our camera men, is now interviewing some of the Spill Group and Zlong staff for the documentary that they will make about the trip. It will be a surprise for me what they will say about my trip, I will find out when the documentary is finished.
Today is extremely busy in the office, so I don’t have much time to think about what we will be facing in Tibet. On the one hand I really look forward to it, but on the other hand it is a bit scary. Yesterday an experienced biker told us that we don’t have enough time in Lhasa to acclimatize, so likely we will get quite sick. He did not think we would make it. Well, that motivates me to show that we can do it.
My biggest fear right now is the altitude. I have never been so high up in the mountains, and I don’t know how my body will cope with that. I feel I am in a good shape, but that can change very rapidly if the lack of oxygen kicks in. Altitude is something you cannot prepare for, so we will find out soon what will happen.
The next post will likely be from Tibet. In case I don’t have an internet connection it might even be from Kathmandu or worst case when we are back in China around May 17th. Tibet, here we come!