Sunday, September 30, 2007
It's been many years since I did the Minya Konka trek. If you want to know what conditions are like now, try the ongoing blog by Amy West, who has blogged so far of her scary trip over a snowbound Gyazi La. She is trekking with a guide from a company called GeoEx and is accompanied by the daughter of Arthur Emmons, one of the first climbers to ascend Minya Konka.
The blog is Amy West Needs Medication
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
After spending a cramped night sleeping on the floor of the filthy houses in Mundon we hitched up our horses and set off up the hill to see the mountain Maidi Gangga (Muti Konka). This involved a long haul up the hillside through burnt out forest. It culmintaed in this spectacular view of the valleys below, before we turned around a spur and into the Chang Haizi valley.
This photo taken with the cheap and cheerful Olympus XA.
This lake near Jiulong is now a tourist resort - funny how Joseph Rock never mentioned it despite passing by twice on his way between Muli and Kangding. Most people photograph it from the oppposite direction - this is looking south back towards the lake and the tourist cabins on the other side.