It wasn’t just luck, however. While that of course is part of the equation, an equally important part is the expedition team, and ours couldn’t have been better. Our guides exuded an enthusiasm the entire trip as if it was their first time in these locations as well. Their energy each day brought their knowledge of the region to life and made the briefings both educational and engaging. As two young guys, we were hoping to have a relatively active adventure, and they managed to deliver on that while also catering to others in the group who preferred a slower pace.