bicycle travelling
preparing for 3onTour!
Tibet Traverse 1999

tibet N-S traverse

xining - golmud - lhasa - kathmandu

at 8 o´clock in the morning the valley of the rongbuk monastery is still in shadow. the tent and the bicycles are covered with a thin frozen surface. the highest peak of the world (8850 m) however is gleaming in the morning light. the rising sun is creating sharp outlines on the mountain. as time goes by the snow is getting brighter, the colour of the blue sky more intensive. wonderful! on the same day we reach the base camp (5200 meter), just a few kilometers away. a spanish expedition group is preparing for climbing the cho oyu (8153 meter). the cooking staff invites us for some hot tea, then we are walking beside the huge rongbuk glacier. at night i can see billions of stars because of the clear atmosphere. they illuminate the everest in a beautiful way. i can´t get away from the view of the stunning northface.
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