What is a border? A barrier, an idea, a myth made real by maps.

 

And what, then, is a Borderski?

A dream, an epic journey, a word that doesn't actually exist...also an all-woman ski traverse of the eastern Pamir mountainsthe "Roof of the World"where Tajikistan, Afghanistan, China, and Kyrgyzstan meet and Marco Polo sheep wander between them.

The goal of this 2015 expedition was to explore the impact of political divides on wildlife and local communities in the Pamir mountains, and to galvanize others to think beyond borders, whatever form they take.

 
 

Expedition

Borderwhat? Who? Why? Here you can read about our mission, methods, and madness for all things mountains and Marco Polo sheep.

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Team

Rebecca Haspel, Kate Harris, and Alison Criscitiello: the Borderski trio, aka Fanny Pack, seen here sunburnt and euphoric after chasing Marco Polo sheep through the Pamir mountains.

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