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Discussion in 'Photos' started by gtfour, May 12, 2011.
Kun and Nun Mt. 7077m/7135m (~22000ft) ▲ Zanskar ▲ Himalaya
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Today on PE170, from Caraz Peru to Chacas, through Parque Nacionale Huascaran
. Amazing! WINNER! 22,000’!
Sierra Nevada Range.
Somewhere in the Dolomites
Laguna De La Cocha Colombia
North Rim of the Grand canyon
Mulbekh ▲ Ladakh ▲ Himalaya
(1300 year old rock carving just out of the picture)
Big Bend National Park.
10 minutes from home...
Yak's grazing on the way up to 5260 m/~17.000 ft Wari La ▲ Ladakh ▲ Himalaya
(The Yak is an important animal in Ladakh.
It is used for working the fields, threshing the grain, carrying loads, the dung is used for fuel, it is a vital source of milk and cheese (it is rarely used for meat), fur for weaving clothing, carpet, making ropes and bed covers)
I don't think you've got that four wheel drive, son. Best go on home.
Rongdo, (~3000 m/~10.000 ft asl), a village in Nubra valley which, like most villages and towns in Ladakh (Indian Himalaya), depends solely on a glacier fed river for irrigation..., since precipitation only occurs in winter as snow amongs the mountain peaks.
(The Nubra valley was historically important as it lies on a old caravan/trade route between India/Ladakh and Central Asia and Tibet, with 10.000 horses and camels yearly taken the route over the mountains, until about 1950, when it was closed, because of the Chinese/Indian and Pakistan/Indian situation at the time)
Thanks for the context, I find that very much worthwhile.
And I agree, it's quite educational and really cool to see places I know I will never go. Thanks for sharing.
The setting of Padum (3665 m/~10,000 ft asl, center left), the only town in the Zanskar valley ▲ Himalaya
(Zanskar, with a population of 13,800, is cut off from the rest of the world for 6 month of the year because of snow on the passes.
The only exception is a hazardous walk up the frozen Zanskar river in the month of January and February)