Monday, March 12, 2012

This guy makes Joseph Rock look like a cissy ...

Doing some research for my impending trip to Xining and Ragya monastery on Google Earth ... on which you can click on the photos that people have posted on Panoramio. Looking around the region of Amnye Machen I came across some amazing pictures taken by a young trekker from the US called Hannibal Taubes. He's trekked extensively in this area - and then I realised I had been in email contact with him a couple of years before his trip and he'd been asking me for advice! Looks like it should be the other way round ... He has dome some pretty impressive trekking around Amnye Machen and elsewhere in the region, real bones-of-your-arse hardcore stuff on his own, and with not much money. I can't imagine doing this kind of thing any more - just wandering around solo for days and weeks and dossing down with whoever you run into on the hills. He seems to keep running out of money and getting arrested/deported from forbidden areas. And he's only about 21! He's done the kind of journeys into the wild that Rock did but with virtually no support or money. Good on you, Hannibal.I can only look at your pictures and turn green with envy. Wish you'd write something about your trip - the pics looks amazing.
Pic: Hannibal Taubes.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

After reading this post I googled him and found his blog - this guy is amazing!

Tim said...

Thanks for pointing out this guy out, his blog is fascinating. What an amazing life he leads!

Eliana said...

Hannibal's a good friend of mine, I keep telling him he needs to write a book about his travels.

here's a link to his blog:
http://twosmall.ipower.com/blog/

Michael said...

Thanks Tim and Eliana. Sorry for the late reply - all my comment notifications have been going in the spam filter.