Archive for October, 2009
I’m back home after a month of hauling 70 lb duffel bags, camera equipment, ski bags, and packs through airports, cities, villages, into the mountains of western Sichuan and back. At the end of it all, between the chaos of modernizing Chinese cities, gnarly jeep rides, packing and repacking of gear, ancient Buddhist temples and solemn Tibetan monks, specialty drinks made of boiled chicken bone liquor, burn your face off spicy dishes, and a lot of walking, Kasha Rigby, Ingrid Backstrom, Giulia Monega and myself were able to climb and make the first ski descent of Redommaine , a 20,000ft peak in the Minya Konka range. A lot can happen in a month. Here are a few of our dispatches from the field.
Read on for Dispatches and more photos.