After a disastrous hunt for Ibex in Kyrgyzstan last year in which I had a near death accident where a horse fell on me pinning me under the horse at the edge of an arctic mountain stream in the middle of the night, my rifle shattered, and a case of frostbite and other assorted injuries, and no Ibex to show for the effort, I went back this November to Kyrgyzstan to try again for my Ibex. My 300 Ultra was rebuilt by MG Arms, a new scope mounted, warmer hunting clothes purchased, and a new outfitter was found. New loads worked up for the Ultra Mag using the Barnes LRX 175 gr long range x bullet, and lots of practice to regain the feel for the almost 85% new parts on the Ultra-light. Another year of climbing the mountains here in Phoenix to prepare for the hunt was part of the physical training. The flights from Phoenix to Houston to Istanbul Turkey, to Bishkek Kyrgyzstan took 21 hours plus layovers. I and 2 other hunters from the states were met, loaded up and a drive by SUV for over 11 hours found us at base camp for the night. Camp was very comfortable and clean, located at 9200 feet, it had a sauna, and was very well equipped. Yak jam on the trail. Kyrgyzstan traffic jam The following morning we went to the location at the trail head to pick up the horses, the other 2 hunters went in different directions, and then myself and two guides went on a full day on horseback to the first spike camp was made at dark. The following morning we broke camp and went another 7- 8 hours by horse back further into the mountains. After some pre scouting by one of my guides, we left the horses and started to climb. After looking over some Ibex, more climbing found us at 12780 feet overlooking a heard of Ibex slightly below and about 200 yards away.