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Tribute Photos to a Year of Tea and Mountains

Decided that there must be some way to pay some tribute to the faces, spaces, and leaves that have inspired either by wonderful force, or by gentle ways in the past year. It is also a way of saying thank … Continue reading

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Expedition – The Glacier’s Breath

Preparing to head back into the precious Himalayas of Ladakh for a month of living atop two glaciers to see what the great bodies of ice are up to. It is part of an initiative not simply to ‘explore’ and … Continue reading

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Our Expedition Ladakh gets Cover Feature in Outpost Magazine

Delighted to make the cover-feature (top-less no less) of Canada’s award-winning Outpost Magazine in the current edition. Our journey last year along the Route of Wind and Wool, tracing the ancient Himalayan pathways by foot is the focus. Another of … Continue reading

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Photo Essay Feature in Action Asia Adventure Magazine: The Tea Horse Road, Nomadic Route of Salt, and The Route of Wind and Wool

Photo-Essay feature of mine out in Hong Kong’s Action Asia this week. Images and tales of the precious Himalayan ‘routes through the sky’, the faces, and the vital memories and lessons along them. Not simply trade routes of economic vitality, … Continue reading

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Expedition Final: An End With Warmth

It is northwards into Central Asia and the old kingdoms of Turkestan that beckon but borders now are things of great sensitivity and we are heading south again. We’ve headed as far north as we will be permitted to go. … Continue reading

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Expedition Update: West, Up, North

  -Back for the final instalments of our expedition along the Route of Wind and Wool. Leh is gentle pandemonium, but this is an overstatement really because it is more a case of Michael and I being overly sensitive to … Continue reading

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South China Morning Post Feature of our expedition – “The Pass Masters” –

  My feature of the ‘Route of Wind and Wool’ in full tea fuelled ‘colour’ here

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Expedition Update: A Team’s Faces

The skin, bones, and essence of our trip: the faces and personalities behind the efforts. I thought it time to properly ‘introduce’ the team with some thoughts, some colour, and some quotes from our magnificent team. We begin with Suresh … Continue reading

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Asses, Water, and Footprints

Wild Asses exist. One long muscular creature stands in front of the shimmering surface that marks the legendary Tso Moriri lake. The one Michael and I stare at on the flat surface is a muscle-laden thing that doesn’t look at … Continue reading

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Expedition Preparation in Hong Kong – The Route of Wind and Wool

With Hong Kong’s torrents coming down and heat coming off of every surface, it seems strange to be packing down jackets, crampons, gloves, and kit for the mountains (though tea will not seem a strange addition to any). With the … Continue reading

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