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Old 06-10-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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Chiang Mai, Thailand to the Tibet border / Kawa Garpo mountain 22, 113 ft

We're still currently on the trip from north Thailand (Chiang Mai) all the way north to the Tibet border where the sacred Kawa Garpo Tibetan mountain is located, this mountain has NEVER been climbed to the 22,113 ft summit. The last attempt in the early 90's by a Japanese expedition team resulted in fatalities.


First glimpes of the Tibetan Kawa Garpo mountain below










The Minyong glacier north of Deqin





We're now on I think day 13 of the trip, it's been mindblowing. There's a full report in the link below, it's way too big to copy over, I hope you enjoy it as much as we are doing it.




http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-f...html#post29218






Also Reed, who is with me on this trip, has some written some fabulous accounts of our experiences while underway. He writes beautifully and used to write an adventure travel column for the Wall St. Journal.











Tomorrow eastwards to Yuan Yang.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:36 AM   #2
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Tuanshan ancient village today, one of the best i've seen in China

This village is pretty special if you do the Yunnan region, well worth a stop.



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Old 06-11-2013, 05:46 AM   #3
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Here, not far south of the Tibet border. 4,000 meters, 12C (summer), a fantastic ride










Lots more here, too big to copy


CHIANG MAI, THAILAND TO THE TIBET BORDER










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Old 06-26-2013, 06:44 PM   #4
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Back to the Tibet border on September 23, 2013

Just finalized all the details, to ride from Chiang Mai, Thailand back to the Tibet border. It would be possible to do it on a rented bike out of Chiang Mai. All the details are in the signature line, this is the best ride i've ever done.




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