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Bernard Francou

Bernard Francou

Bernard Francou In the Andes Dubbed ‘glacier guardian’, Bernard Francou is a scientist, photographer and the Research Director at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement. He was selected for Rolex Awards in 2000 for ‘pioneering work in ice-core drilling and analysis of glaciers’. See Bernard Francou’s postcard from Antisana here:

Antisana, Ecuador

Antisana, Ecuador

Antisana, Ecuador In this picture taken at the summit of Antisana (Ecuador,0°28’S, 5760 m), side by side glacier and Amazonian forest  (below the clouds). Due to climate change and human activities, glaciers and tropical forests are in danger. Protecting them is a challenge for us and future generations. Bernard Francou

Hajar Ali

Hajar is the founder of Urbane Nomads, a travel company specializing in luxury adventure travel in remote, off-the-beaten trek destinations. Favourite destinations include Patagonia, Baltistan and the Burmese Himalayas.  See Hajar’s contribution here:  

The Man Who Would Be King- Kalash Valleys

The Man Who Would Be King- Kalash Valleys

Kafiristan The Setting for Kipling’s ‘The Man Who Would be King’ May 2011. The Setting: Kafiristan, or land of the infidels. The Kalash valleys in Pakistan is in Chitral, a part of the North Western Frontier Province (NWFP). The visit was in the wake of Osama’s killing, making it an interesting time to be in […]

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Tsaatans

Tsaatans

Tsaatans Image Courtesy of Hamid Sardar The legendary tsaatan reindeer herders in Mongolia.  Nomadic by nature, the tsaatans of Mongolia

Remoteness

Remoteness

Remoteness Remote Places Photo on right courtesy of Michael Polizza.

Expeditions

  Expeditions From polar expeditions to reconnaissance trips in the desert.