Changes in Tibet

We are back from Tibet and a glimpse through the rear-view mirror shows a place heavily burdened by the hand of China.   Much has been reported about this since the invasion of the plateau by the People’s Liberation Army in October 1950.  Our approach in this blog is the visual record of place and …

Road to Kailash

  Road to Kailash from Chris Radcliffe on Vimeo. The route to Kailash covers a lot of open ground in the western frontier of Tibet.  Much of it meanders along the north face of the Himalaya and follows the bends of the Brahmaputra River. Here’s a glimpse of the road.

Mt. Kailash Kora

Mount Kailash Kora Preview from Chris Radcliffe on Vimeo. We completed the ritual kora around Mount Kailash – high elevation point of the trek was crossing Drolma La Pass at 5638 meters (18,500 feet).  Dave got his missing picture of Mt. Kailash (great story behind that).  Our filming is coming along nicely and we should …

Kathmandu

Rickshaw-Kathmandu from Chris Radcliffe on Vimeo. We are in Kathmandu processing paperwork for Tibet and doing a little filming. Our old friend Ram Chandra has been pedaling Dave around Kathmandu for 20 years. We strapped a GoPro to the bill of his ball cap with duct tape, piled into the back seat, and went for …

Sacred Geography

Summer 2013.  We’re off to Mt. Kailash in remote western Tibet.  It’s the crown jewel of sacred sites in the Himalayas and Tibet.  Dave needs a picture of the mountain to complete his Sacred Geography series.  His book Sacred Geography: Tibet and Himalaya Photographs will come out in Spring, 2014 and the Kailash photo is the missing …

Kentucky-Kathmandu-Kailash

Kentucky-Kathmandu-Kailash from Chris Radcliffe on Vimeo. This 3-D Google Earth tour  tracks along, at hyper-speed, our route from Lexington, KY to Mt. Kailash in western Tibet.  The digitized path that appears on your computer screen lasts one and a-half minutes.  Chris and Dave will spend 4 days in a jeep traveling the road from Kathmandu north through …