Dykes Is Back, Yangtze Source, New Team
After being forced to abandon his journey due to both his support crew and walking guide becoming stricken by altitude sickness, Dykes is back at it in full force. He now has a stronger support crew, will have two walking guides and has once again reached the source of the Yangtze (this time with picture).
From here on he will start down the 4000 miles of the river with his trusty pack horse, Caster Troy, and walking guides E Der and Bima. The first 200 mile section to the mountain village Qumarleb is considered particularly trying. The stretch is known for difficult terrain and dangers including encounters with bears and wolves as well as sudden, unpredictable weather.