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Ascend to End

  Traders, pilgrims – travelers, who utilized their legs and lungs through the mountain corridors of he Himalayas often tell tales of the mountains’ ‘natural order’, of the inevitable paths that lead and have led through the walls of stone. … Continue reading

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A Beast, A Saint and Perpetual Movement

It is about movement. This circle of faith is about a punishing regime of movement, with integrity, a light heart and commitment thrown in to the mix. The most stunning benefit on top of all of it for Michael and … Continue reading

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A Rock and The Pass

The first night of sleep is under an enormous rock which overhangs our informal outdoor space. A huge sacred rock covered in money, inscriptions, prayer flags and offerings.  Pilgrims study it and raise up their eyes to it in wonder. … Continue reading

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First Steps and a Phalanx of Bodies

In their wonderfully tangible way mountains introduce, stymie and beckon. Heading northwest from Gyalthang (Zhongdian) through rows of brown folds Michael and I drop in altitude into the ‘rongba’ (valley towns) of hot valley floors only to ascend again into … Continue reading

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Jeff Fuchs to headline “Explore” Series at Bookworm in Beijing

  Delighted to be the opening speaker at the Bookworm’s Explorer Series this coming August 2011, in Beijing. Privileged to be able to share. Will be talking (and on occasion ranting) about two routes (and their precious people and memories) … Continue reading

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Shika Mountain – The Forgotten Guardian II

Kilometres behind Shika landscapes become smudged white paintings – with a soundtrack of seething gusts.  It is not only the increase in altitudes that seem to strengthen the storm. It is the journey leading further into the remote valleys. Temperatures … Continue reading

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Shika Mountain – The Forgotten Guardian I

“Know when to rise and when to retreat if you wish to see another sunrise” – Himalayan muleteer saying – There are mountains that quietly come under the heading of ‘understated beauty residing in plain site’; Shika Mountain in northwestern … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Jeff Fuchs Tea Blog

It seems only fair that this first tea entry begins where the ‘green’ begins – tea’s humid and understated roots. Here, where tea has been nurtured virtually unchanged in all of the patient centuries and where still today the green … Continue reading

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