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Some general shots of the area...people shots are being saved for the book.
The area is in the northwestern tip of Yunnan nestled in along the Tibetan and Sichuan borders.

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In every nomadic tent you will find a tea pot next to a fire....comfort for all.

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Two curious onlookers....Olivier and Janet good friends and providers of milk and meat...kidding about the meat.

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One side of mountain had mists racing in while the other side had blue morning skies welcoming us.

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The little hut on the left was our home....a misty morning in a massive valley.

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Dorje's lighter at the high altitudes was giving him trouble...poor boy!

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A glacier and its lake sit still in the grey gloom of morning. Many valleys have cool hidden microclimates where the snow never melts.

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A nomadic relative of Dorje's prepares some tea and Tsampa for us in his little stone home high in the mountains....autonomy at its best.