The Borderski journey has begun. Arrival in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, was wonderfully undramatic - all skis, sleds and bags arrived unscathed. Taking a few days to organize, nurse jet lag and explore, Ali, Rebecca, Kate and Lindsay met up with teammate Tanya Rosen of conservation partner Panthera. Together they drove a stunningly beautiful route south along the Chinese border to Murghab, and then Alichur, Tajikistan. The incredible hospitality of their homestay hosts, as well as their first Marco Polo sheep sightings, have the team more than ready to swap tires for skis and head into the mountains. After years of planning this expedition, Borderski’s self-supported, all-woman ski traverse of the "Roof of the World" is underway. Marco? Polo!