Explorers Club Talk – Jeff Fuchs Presents the Himalaya’s ‘Route of Wind and Wool’

February 14 at 7:15 PM ET: Explorer Jeff Fuchs and the Route of Wind and Wool at 

Valentine’s Day Talk….ahem

Kensington Tours
36 Toronto St #300, Toronto, ON M5C 2C5

Route of Wind and Wool - Jeff Fuchs

Explorers Club members and friends across Canada are encouraged to join the Ontario Nunavut monthly dinner as award-winning explorer and Explorer Club member Jeff Fuchs traces his experiences on the oldest trade pathways through the desolate magnificence of the India Himalaya.

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February 14 at 7:15 PM ET: Jeff Fuchs and the Route of Wind and Wool

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Award-winning explorer Jeff Fuchs will share his experiences on the first western expedition to trace one of the ancient world’s long lost trade routes, through some of the planet’s most daunting and stunning geographies. The Route of Wind and Wool traces what is left of one of the oldest trade pathways on the planet over and through the desolate magnificence of the India Himalaya. The team was searching for the remains of the route – and the memories along it – in an odyssey by foot and mule through ice, over stone, and back into time on a 33-day journey by foot. It was the fourth such exploration in Fuchs’ series to revisit the lost Himalayan trade routes. Jeff is a brand ambassador for The North Face, Kensington Tours, and kora Himalayan baselayers and would like to thank the generous support of each.

Jeff Fuchs on Route of Wind and Wool

About JeffFuchs

Bio Having lived for most of the past decade in Asia, Fuchs’ work has centered on indigenous mountain cultures, oral histories with an obsessive interest in tea. His photos and stories have appeared on three continents in award-winning publications Kyoto Journal, TRVL, and Outpost Magazine, as well as The Spanish Expedition Society, The Earth, Silkroad Foundation, The China Post Newspaper, The Toronto Star, The South China Morning Post and Traveler amongst others. Various pieces of his work are part of private collections in Europe, North America and Asia and he serves as the Asian Editor at Large for Canada’s award-winning Outpost magazine. Fuchs is the Wild China Explorer of the Year for 2011 for sustainable exploration of the Himalayan Trade Routes. He recently completed a month long expedition a previously undocumented ancient nomadic salt route at 4,000 metres becoming the first westerner to travel the Tsa’lam ‘salt road’ through Qinghai. Fuchs has written on indigenous perspectives for UNESCO, and has having consulted for National Geographic. Fuchs is a member of the fabled Explorers Club, which supports sustainable exploration and research. Jeff has worked with schools and universities, giving talks on both the importance of oral traditions, tea and mountain cultures. He has spoken to the prestigious Spanish Geographic Society in Madrid on culture and trade through the Himalayas and his sold out talk at the Museum of Nature in Canada focused on the enduring importance of oral narratives and the Himalayan trade routes. His recently released book ‘The Ancient Tea Horse Road’ (Penguin-Viking Publishers) details his 8-month groundbreaking journey traveling and chronicling one of the world’s great trade routes, The Tea Horse Road. Fuchs is the first westerner to have completed the entire route stretching almost six thousand kilometers through the Himalayas a dozen cultures. He makes his home in ‘Shangrila’, northwestern Yunnan upon the eastern extension of the Himalayan range where tea and mountains abound; and where he leads expeditions the award winning ‘Tea Horse Road Journey’ with Wild China along portions of the Ancient Tea Horse Road. To keep fueled up for life Fuchs co-founded JalamTeas which keeps him deep in the green while high in the hills.
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6 Responses to Explorers Club Talk – Jeff Fuchs Presents the Himalaya’s ‘Route of Wind and Wool’

  1. Susan Connolly says:

    Hi Jeff. I heard from someone connected with a Montreal Camera club that you are coming to Ottawa soon. Any info?

  2. Peter says:

    Can we attend the talk in person or only via the Internet?

    Thanks.

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