TweetYang Xiao and a group of friends took off for a few days in the mountains southeast of Shangri-la. This is almost the peak time for wildflowers, and so although the weather wasn’t perfect they saw some wonderful sights. Dani from the lovely Maison Suzanne guesthouse in Dali was part of the team, and he [...]
TweetUp to now we’ve concentrated on making our journeys single, connected hikes – insofar as that’s possible while avoiding lengthy stretches of unpleasant road-walking. This October, however, we tried something different by walking only what we think of as the best hiking trails in between Shangri-la and Dali, and driving the bits in between. That [...]
TweetIn reverse direction, Yang Xiao and Climb Dali‘s Adam Kritzer recently retraced part of the Great Khan’s march to the Jinsha River. A fascinating slice of history and a terrific hike, as you’ll see from the pix below…
I don’t have my library to hand, so I hope I have remembered this correctly. The future Great [...]
TweetYang Xiao recently accompanied a Tibetan mule team into the Balagezong area on the border of Yunnan with Sichuan. He sent these pix straight after returning to Shangri-la.
The caravan consisted of 11 horses and mules, whose main task was hauling gear for a film crew shooting a promo video for Balagezong.
Yang Xiao got to tag along [...]
TweetYang Xiao has been making the most of the last days of autumn, exploring some new routes close to the border between Yunnan and Sichuan. He sent these pix from a six-day hike northwest of Zhongdian. YX reckons this is a relatively accessible route: although it reaches 4,000+ meters above sea level, the gradients are not [...]