Thursday, January 13, 2005

Mt Kawakarpo, 2003

This is Mt Kawakarpo, also known as Meili Xueshan, near Deqin, in the ethnic Tibetan region of northwest Yunnan. It sits above the Mekong river.

It's interesting to compare this picture with the one taken from the same spot by Joseph Rock in 1924. The glacier seems to have receded somewhat, but otherwise the landscape is pretty similar.

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