Tag Archives: trekking

Glacier Melt – Nomad Streams

Exploring water and glaciers in the Himalayas Continue reading

Posted in Explorations, Mountains, Tea, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Explorations, Tea | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Expedition ‘The Route of Wind and Wool’ – Getting There

A trader once said that there was no point thinking too much about how one would spend his money when he was only half way to his destination to trade. Too much could happen, the fates could decide an alternative … Continue reading

Posted in Explorations, Mountains | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Songjè and a Sacred Lake – Part l of ll

Bells chime through the wet air and the odd manic high-pitched wail of urging in Tibetan rips over the grassland. Plodding through the pine and spruce are the sagging, deflated bodies of mules lugging packs that dwarf them. Their day … Continue reading

Posted in Explorations, Mountains | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Kindle Ebook of my “The Ancient Tea Horse Road” coming soon…

At long last a Kindle version of the book will be available (within the week), and some of the characters, including the above ‘goat of the mountains’, Dorje, will find a wider audience for his audacity. Another more image-heavy version … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Mountains, Tea, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Tea fit for a Trek

When selecting a tea for a mountain journey – and for every mountain journey there must be a tea – there is always a moment, a question: “which tea(s) for this particular trip?” The final selection signals not only a … Continue reading

Posted in Explorations, Mountains, Tea | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Explorations, Mountains | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Explorations, Mountains | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Explorations, Mountains | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Returned from Kawa Karpo Kora

Snow, pilgrims with tireless feet, endless spirit and mountains that one bows to every day…and the odd cup of tea. Posts of the journey upcoming

Posted in Explorations, Mountains | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment