Ac­com­mo­da­tion Dur­ing the Search

SLOW Magazine - - Must Go -

I led a Mam­moth Sa­faris ex­pe­di­tion for a week to spot a snow leop­ard. The tents are small and of the “crawl in” de­sign and are thus quite cramped, but pro­vide much-needed shel­ter from the bit­ing winds and gen­tly fall­ing snow. Any big­ger and the loss of heat would be too sig­nif­i­cant. Com­fort­able mat­tresses and a wel­com­ing hot wa­ter bot­tle make them a very pleas­ant place to re­tire to af­ter a busy day of spot­ting and hik­ing. The en­camp­ment is a clus­ter of these tents, all pitched closely to­gether – the close­ness pro­vides fur­ther communal pro­tec­tion against the el­e­ments. The fa­cil­i­ties and ablu­tions, while very ba­sic, are more than ad­e­quate for a fairly com­fort­able stay. Given the al­ti­tude, bit­ing cold, and some­times re­lent­less snow, one shouldn’t ex­pect to be com­fort­able all the time – there is an ex­pected amount of dis­com­fort to be en­dured to en­joy the priv­i­lege of glimps­ing one of the rarest sights in the nat­u­ral world amidst some of the most in­cred­i­ble scenery. For more in­for­ma­tion on how to book your Mam­moth Sa­fari to search for wilder­ness, ad­ven­ture, and that elu­sive snow leop­ard, con­tact [email protected]­moth­sa­ and visit www.mam­moth­sa­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

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