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Tribute Photos to a Year of Tea and Mountains – 4

Continued Tributes: A Father

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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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Mountains and Their Precious Rivers

Returning to northwestern Yunnan’s snow-clad mountains and their precious waterways. We’ll wander up the Salween River (pronounced Gyalmo Gyul Chu and written རྒྱལ་མོ་རྔུལ་ཆུ། in Tibetan) to the eastern extension of the Himalayas and a slow route south along portions of both the … Continue reading

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Snow Curtains in Tibet

Winter has set in marking the end of my own season within the Himalayas and Tibet. It is time for the  grand silences and deep cold – that seep into and out of the earth – to bring their annual … 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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Interview with a legend of the Himalayas: Sadanand the Mountain Man

That wonderful renegade man of the mountains, Sadanand, who was such a dynamic horseman on our most recent expedition (and unknowingly achieved something near cult status) gets his very own piece, which celebrates his observations on the mountains, the love-lives … Continue reading

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Mountain Eyes

One of the immortal faces of the mountains…even though only four-years old. A nomadic girl, whose predecessors were a clan of ‘guardians’ for trade caravans on the top of the world. Caravans of precious salt, tea, and wool passed through … Continue reading

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Immortal Words of the Mountains

Another in the series of ‘mountain immortals’ and their equally timeless words. Neema, at 89 years old, says of his days upon the Himalayas’ Tea Horse Road: “The mountains and mules had a contract with eachother. If we traders didn’t … Continue reading

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Mountain Eloquence

I’m reminded of some simple mountain-borne brilliance. The deliverer of the words was as simple and straightforward as the words themselves. The old Himalayan brigand and trader’s words about the mountains rings truer on every journey through them that I … Continue reading

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The Lost Route, Found – The Sacred Lakes in the Heights – Part ll

When a memory of a memory inevitably isn’t quite what one expected there is a kind of exasperation, a kind of disbelief that one cannot actually recall a place, a feeling, or even a person. It is hard to acknowledge … Continue reading

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