These past few weeks have been nuts. Every day I’ve been confronted with new landscapes, wild colors, and a borderlands culture that I didn’t know existed in China. Between long miles, tall climbs, cold descents, illness and altitude, I’ve come closer than ever in my life to my own physical limits. I’m tired now. Fatigue has seeped into my bones, building up over weeks. I’m ready for a break from the road, and with only one more thousand-meter pass and 600km left in my tour of southern China, I’ll have one soon.
On the fundraising side, we’re getting close to our goal of raising $3,500 for 350.org. So far we’ve raised $3,000, but the deadline of December 1st is fast approaching. The money all goes toward the activist efforts of this great organization. Thanks so much if you’ve already donated. If you haven’t, every dollar counts! Please visit my fundraising page here.
I have some climate stories coming that I’m really excited about, from biogas in Kunming to environmental impacts of fossil fuels in Oakland, CA (a guest post from a classmate at Whitman), but for now I’ll offer photos and a few anecdotes from my time in the Tibetan region of Kham.