Tuesday, November 29, 2011

5000m in 7 Days --- The Rewuqie Pasture

This 5 day trekking tour (7days from Chengdu) included a nice ascent of a 5000m peak in the northern Minya Konka Range. The only thing we had to pay attention to were acclimatisation issues.

Here is the first glimpse towards Minya Konka for me since quite a while. One week before getting to the high mountains I have been on Mt. Emei. On its top you usually can view this great mountain range in the far west.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Taktsang Lhamo and its Vultures - August 2011

This year in August I had the great opportunity to explore the area around Taktsang Lhamo (chin. Langmu Si) in order to look out for Griffon Vultures.

The area mostly consists of rolling hills with a lot of pasture land around. Only a small area of rocks behind the monastery features a different landscape.
These cliffs are home of more than 100 individuals of vultures, including Himalayan Griffon, Lammergeier and Cinereous Vulture.