So it looks like I'm going to Andorra to the World Ski Mountaineering Championships. Unfortunately, one of the qualifying members of the US Ski Mountaineering Team is unable to go. Fortunately for me, I am the first alternate, and I get the slot and a shot. Of course, I will do all I can to do my part, but am a bit nervous about measuring up. I suppose I could look at it this way: I will be the fastest Japanese-Chinese-American in Andorra. Very happy to go.