A Different Kind of Freedom A Different Kind of Freedom: A 3300 Mile Solo Bicycle Trip Across Tibet Tibetan Nomads in Western Tibet

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Three young Tibetan girls, near Mt. Everest, South Central Tibet.

Three young Tibetan girls, near Mt. Everest, South Central Tibet.


Tibetan man and his son, near Mt. Everest, South Central Tibet.

Tibetan man and his son, near Mt. Everest, South Central Tibet.


Young Tibetan nomad girl outside of her home, Western Tibet.

Young Tibetan nomad girl outside of her home, Western Tibet.


The start of the path circling Mt. Kailash.

The start of the path circling Mt. Kailash.


Group of Tibetan nomad tents, Western Tibet.

Group of Tibetan nomad tents, Western Tibet.


The lonely roads of far Western Tibet.

The lonely roads of far Western Tibet.


On my bike at 16,500 feet in the Askin Chin, the most desolate road in the world.

On my bike at 16,500 feet in the Askin Chin, the most desolate road in the world.


Two Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers that stopped to see what a white boy was doing alone in far Western Tibet.

Two Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers that stopped to see what a white boy was doing alone in far Western Tibet.


A bridge built by the People's Liberation Army on the edge of the Kunlun Shan Mountains, Xinjiang China.

A bridge built by the People's Liberation Army on the edge of the Kunlun Shan Mountains, Xinjiang China.


On top of the pass that marks the border between Xinjiang and Tibet.

On top of the pass that marks the border between Xinjiang and Tibet.

 


Descending into the Taklimakan Desert, Xinjiang China.

Descending into the Taklimakan Desert, Xinjiang China.


 

The newly built road on the Mazor Pass, close to K2, Xinjiang China.

The newly built road on the Mazor Pass, close to K2, Xinjiang China.


The Karakoram range near the Pakistan Chinese border.

The Karakoram range near the Pakistan Chinese border.


A Tajik yurt near the roadside, Xinjiang China.

A Tajik yurt near the roadside, Xinjiang China.


The Karakoram Highway is constantly collapsing and being blocked by landslides, Northern Pakistan.

The Karakoram Highway is constantly collapsing and being blocked by landslides, Northern Pakistan.

 

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