|Minority girls in Lancang.|
|Map reading in the hilly landscape of Yunnan..|
|Tribal woman in Lincang.|
|Cycled the The Tiger Leaping Gorge. Very exhausting mentally...one mistake and that had been it.|
|A couple of hunters we met in northern Yunnan. Helped me out translating the Chinese character maps.|
|First contact with ethnical Tibet, just before Zhongdian. A meal of potatoes and tea.|
|First encounter with the "Yak butter tea". Tea, yak butter (often a bit rancid) and salt. Pretty disgusting taste, but good for getting warm.|
|On the way up to the first 4000 m pass. The "triple pass" before Deqen.|
|Close to the top of the first pass.|
|Mt Meili. Yunnan's highest mountain, 6740m. At the time writing, unclimbed.|
|Sometimes very difficult to find camp spots on the steep mountainsides. Here I had to camp on a smaller side road.|
|Sneaked past the checkpoint in Yanjing. The official border between Yunnan and Xizang/Tibet. Slept in a dry riverbed to avoid the attention from the PSB.|
|Waiting for the sun to set. Markam's infamous checkpoint was ahead. After loads of dog attacks we managed to get through without any hassles.|
|I found it quite hard to travel in these areas, but some made it even harder. This monk was on his way to Lhasa. When I met him he had traveled 300km and he had another 900km to go. Prostrating himself for every step...down on the knees, kiss the ground, back up again, down on the knees...ad finitum.|
|The famous switchback section after Sanchin Pass. "The 74 Switchbacks" brought us from 4600 m, down to Salween river valley at 2700m.|
|The wonderful Rawu valley.|
|The not-that-wonderful road condition in Tongmai area.|
|Old Tibetan woman in Lhasa.|
|The famous carved out Buddha statues between Lhasa and Shigatze.|
|Writing an encrypted warning for the PSB on the road outside
Shigatze. Escartin=Chris's favourite cyclist.
Eureka= The tent brand Chris use.
In other words: Chris, use the tent!
|Run over by a bus on the way to India. Broke the scapula bone, dislocated the collar bone + a lot of other smaller injuries.|
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