Today I hopped a ride from Leysin to Bern to visit with swissinfo.ch and the people who have worked to make this adventure happen.
Afterward I faced one of the great challenges of a wild adventure: deciding what is truly essential and what you can live without. Because I want to go far, I must go light. Amazingly, it always takes hours of effort to make the painful decisions of what to leave behind. Fortunately, most of my climbing gear will go by train to Châtelard, so the first few days will be lighter. It's hard to believe that in the morning I will start walking. What adventures this summer will bring!