Khunjerab Pass from China to Pakistan July 26th 2008 David and I reached new heights -- I will let him tell you.
Yesterday we went over the Khunjerab Pass into the Hunza Valley, Pakistan. We went through many passport checks, and we were also on a 4800 meter ( 15000 feet ) mountain. It was snowing at the pass, and it was VERY windy. After a while, I started seeing 7400 meter mountains ( 23000 feet ) and they had a tiny bit if lust on the top l ... read more
Asia » China » Xinjiang For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
One of the great joys and surprises of my life is how my involvement in space exploration has also become an exploration of Planet Earth. I have been fortunate to have visited many places -- from the Arctic to the Antarctic and around the world. I am looking forward to a trip this summer (2008) to China, including Tibet, with my grandson, chasing a solar eclipse. ... full info