33 days from departure and I still don't have my VISA. The process of getting a VISA has been really interesting and I will book my 3rd appointment with Chinese officials. I must admit I begin to get a big anxious about the whole thing. I cannot say much more at this point in time - until I (hopefully) will get my VISA stamped on the passport. Will keep you posted!
Super warm Black Diamond mitts (-30C)
Liner for sleeping bag adding 11C
19mm ice screw (just in case)
New spare crampons
Tempered front point, for hard ice