Years later, Sandy embarked on a journey from Beijing to New Delhi, where another rock left an indelible mark on Sandy: the sacred Mount Kailash. Located in western Tibet, the majestic mountain served as the backdrop of Sandy’s next life-altering experience. Surrounded by a barren landscape and drenched with golden sunlight that belie the arduous climbing conditions, Mount Kailash quickly cast a spell on her. She somehow felt at home. After her experience in Tibet, Sandy embarked on a series of journeys to the highest peaks in the world. She tackled the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal, hiked the snow-capped ranges between India and Pakistan, trekked through the Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador, climbed Patagonian glaciers, and summited Mt. Roraima and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Venezuela and Tanzania, respectively. This terrestrial tour de force, just like the sparkle of her grandmother’s ring, stuck with her and followed her back to Hong Kong.