Tag Archives: 5000+
Mt. Kailash (6714 m) is one of the most sacred places of Tibet. It is a holy place for Buddhists, Hindus and Jains. To Tibetans it means ‘the pillar of heaven’, to Hindus it is the place where Shiva resides. … Continue reading →
KAILASH, JUNE 2001 - continued… Day two The big hiking day ! Today we had to cross the highest point on the kora, Drölma-la, about 5600 metres. I woke up and the cold I had been developing the last couple of days, was … Continue reading →
KAILASH, JUNE 2001 - After a bouncing drive of several days on the high planes of Tibet, after having crossed numerous high passes, after more than a week without a shower, we finally arrived on the sacred place of Mount Kailash. In … Continue reading →
TARBOCHE (KAILASH), JUNE 2001 - This is the story about one of the most impressive moments I’ve ever witnessed anywhere. Still now that I’m “back with my feet on the ground” for some months already, I sometimes wonder if I was really … Continue reading →
TALKEETNA, JULY 1997 – Seeing Mount Mc. Kinley was one of the things I dreamt about before coming to Alaska. Native Americans used to call this mountain ‘Denali’ (‘the great one’). The name is absolutely appropriate – with its 6194 … Continue reading →
Tibet, China, 6714m – visited june 2001. The awe inspiring mountain, never been climbed by anyone , sacred mountain to four religions and the source of four of the largest rivers in China and India.
Tanzania , 5895 m – visited september 2009. Kilimanjaro is not really one freestanding mountain, but a range of extinct vulcano’s. The best known mountain top is Kibo , the snow capped and highest peak. The other peaks are Mawenzi … Continue reading →