Western China, Kyrgyzstan Trip, August 1999

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A section of the Karakoram Highway was damaged by floods.
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Karakul Lake,  just North of China-Pakistan border
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Yurts at Karakul Lake
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Heavy snow in August
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Mt. Mustagh Ata (7546m)
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Karakul Lake
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Linda taking a short ride at Karakul. Photo courtesy of Phil Anderson
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Mt. Kongur (7719m) in the clouds.
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Mt. Mustagh Ata (7546m)
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Silk on display at Kashgar's Sunday market
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The crowded Sunday market at Kashgar
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Uygur twins
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Mao statue in Kashgar, probably gone by now.
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Yak farm in Northern Kyrgyzstan
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The helicopter pad in Kazakhstan that serves both Khantengri and Pobeda basecamps.
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Russian 6x6
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We took a helicopter ride to the basecamp of Khantengri. Here is the helicopter, our pilot, and guide.
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Unknown peak in Tian Shan mountain range.
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One of the many knife-edge ridges we saw on our way to Khantengri basecamp.
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Mt. Khantengri and Engelchik Glacier. Tian Shan mountains, Kyrgyzstan.
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Mt. Khantengri (7005) at the border of China, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
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An Iranian mountaineering team loading the helicopter at the basecamp. We later learned that they just successfully climbed Mt. Pobeda (7439m).
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Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.
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We spent the last 3 days of our trip trekking in Ak Cai Mountains, just North of Bishkek.
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Ak Cai
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Glacier at Ak Cai
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Ak Cai
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Ak Cai
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Ak Cai
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Ak Cai
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Linda jumping over a crevasse.
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Glacier
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The brand new high-speed train took us from Guanzhou to Hong Kong in 2.5 hours.
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We stopped in Hong Kong for a day before heading back to San Francisco. I had neither the skill nor the equipment to photograph the breathtaking view of Hong Kong skyline. Here are a couple of pictures scanned from postcards.
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We stopped in Hong Kong for a day before heading back to San Francisco. I had neither the skill nor the equipment to photograph the breathtaking view of Hong Kong skyline. Here are a couple of pictures scanned from postcards.
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