Tag Archives: Mountain

Doctor ‘Mountain’ and the Temple – Part l of ll

  Within a valley west of Shangri-La’s vaunted title and grasslands, over the Shika range of mountains, around 40 bends, heat rages even as autumn and winter start to claw their way into the geography. It is a region that … Continue reading

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Kawa Karpo Expedition Updates

      The ‘routes through the sky’ have long brought faith, economics and migration together in an unending stream of life Our expedition has been generously joined by additional sponsorship and assistance from Canada’s  Zoomermedia, travelling ‘off the beaten … Continue reading

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Slips and Stones…

Mornings can ease in or they bump in. I wake in Gebo and have somehow managed to roll not only off of my matt but make it a good three metres from where I first lay my head the night … Continue reading

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Kawa Karpo Sacred Mountain Trek – October-November 2011

“It is when the mountains sigh, that the world is tested”   Apologies as there has been little in the way of postings due to that ‘ever-clever’ issue of technology which has plagued me. At present in preparation for a … Continue reading

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Yaks, Creases and Nomads

The man we pick up in Nyimalung has the calm eyes and weathered face that the mountains create and sculpt almost at will. Songjem is in his early sixties and his face and countenance have a lived in quality that … Continue reading

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Mountain Passes – A Mountain’s Memories

Peaks and mountain spires often steal the dreams and minds – with billowing snow-encrusted lines, thin-aired risks and altitude numbers that defy the mind. Lying beneath these heights wedged and curled into the main body of mountains lay worlds that … Continue reading

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Jeff’s article in the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) on the Salt Road Expedition

Click here for the article. For access to the full feature article you must sign up (free for the first two weeks). Enjoy with a cup of tea and a lick of salt.    

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Amne Machin Farewell – A Descent

Looking at the sky we see fierce white monotones and wind’s power, below in front of us on the earth lies a different story. An avalanche’s disintegrating power has rearranged the land in front of us. A brutal black surge … Continue reading

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The Fight and the Turn Right

Breakfast often brings realizations – some stimulated by the first thoughts of the day and others brought to life from without. Tucking into bowl after bowl of milk tea this morning comes with a nugget of information imparted almost casually, … Continue reading

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Yak ‘Beauty’ and a Switch

We awake with a shudder to mountain cold and the realization that something has changed overnight regarding our ‘team’. Clear air with a hint of blue in the sky as dawn gives way to day waits…. while by the fire … Continue reading

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