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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 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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Expedition Update: Video of Parang La Descent

  A little video clip here shot as our team descends the magic monochrome of ice that is the Parang Pass. This pass was as notorious for its brigands and bandits as it was Mother Nature’s ‘moods’. Upon summiting the … 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 Update: Purple and the Pass

Mornings, and particularly bad one’s can be down to simply being unable to shut off the mind the night before, or too much cold, maybe the tent location is off, or sometimes they can simply be down to an unknown. … Continue reading

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Expedition Update: An Epic Horseman

Bandits and brigands who were ever creative would often strike not at or after the crossing of a pass but rather in the valleys leading to the great passes, where escape routes were numerous and sightlines blurred and blocked. Mountain … Continue reading

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Expedition Update: Spiti, The Middle Land

Suresh and his power are gone. We have come out of the Chandra River Valley and climbed up and over and into the Spiti Valley…known to locals simply as the ‘Piti’ Valley or ‘Middle Land’. As significant Suresh’s powers are, … Continue reading

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Expedition Update: The Glacier’s Breath

Karma has gotten into the habit of preparing popcorn for us at night. We’re not sure when it began but it is welcome and it always comes as an ‘appetizer’. He has (as all characters in life do) begun revealing … Continue reading

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