Explorers Club talk on the Tea Horse Road

Back in Canada for the month of August before returning to China in September.

With tea roaring around in the blood, I will be speaking tomorrow Friday, August, 10th to the Explorers Club in Toronto on that topic that gives me joy,  The Tea Horse Road.

A descendant from a trader who still carries his father's tale of the route poses in the skins that his father once wore traveling the route in northwestern Yunnan

Drinks (maybe not tea), dinner, and following that, my harmless rantings on that magic trade route through the sky.

36 Toronto Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario

MC5 2C5

Begins at 6 pm

Contact Mark Terry mark@polarexplorerfilm.com if you wish to attend

A bridge in central Tibet near Ala Jagung provides a crossing for our team

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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2 Responses to Explorers Club talk on the Tea Horse Road

  1. Kim says:

    Hi Jeff,
    Seeing the picture of the descendant of a trader was a beautiful site to behold on my laptop today. All the best with your ‘ramblings’ in Toronto.
    Kim

    • JeffFuchs says:

      I think those traders must pass on their formidable DNA into their kin…there is a wanderlust in their every movement and thought.
      Thanks for the note Kim.
      Jeff

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