I started thinking about the possibility of a Marco Polo [hereafter MP] hunt several years ago when my son and I went to Kyrgyzstan [hereafter Kyrg] for Ibex. We were both successful and the company we hunted with talked some about MP hunting. About 1 1/2 yrs ago I saw an ad from Theo Blignat for an MP hunt at a great price. I almost went in 2013, but the $$ were tight as well as not being familiar enough with Theo to send that kind of money out. Last fall the same hunt came up again and Theo sent me an E-mail about it. My wife was kind enough to pay for half of the hunt so I decided to go for it. Read More...
This is a thread for discussion of the article, Marco Polo Blues, By Bruce Marshall. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
Especially glad to hear you made it back. Tough part of the world, sounds like at least the horses were up to it. Tough little mounts.
Expectations can be the killer, from here it doesn't seem like it would be that tough for a few more bucks to have tents, and stoves that provide a better level of comfort, chains for vehicles, etc.. But out at the end of the world?
Bruce thanks for taking the time to post this article with all its ups and downs. I have a hunt booked with Arpa Marco Polo Ltd. this November. Have you had a chance to retest your G7 range finder as I was planning on buying one . I thought it would be a big help for a flatlander like me.
Hi Dan. I have not had a chance to re-check the G-7. Before you go try to get up over 10,000 feet elevation and see if it corrects properly for you. It may be hassle to do so, but it might be the difference between success and failure. How's that for motivation? Bruce