In July, 2008, an exceedingly rare opportunity for "outsiders" to cross the vast and seldom visited Altai Tavan Bogd National Park in far Northwestern Mongolia--on horses. Guided and supported by nomadic Kazakh herders who provided their small, half-wild but incredibly rugged ponies -- complete with homemade saddles -- and their Bactrian camels to haul our tents and food, we spent eleven days riding from Khoton Nuur to the Tavan Bogd "Uul", (Five Saints Mountain) at the shared borders of Mongolia, Russia and China.
This is the story of that trek in words and pictures. 418 photos plus descriptions of events with historical perspective. Enjoy and "Rachmit." Thank you.
I have traveled around the globe for over 40 years, initially for "business" and for the last 15 years to experience the unique cultures, people, places and things that are all part of our wondrous world. http://www.myviewsphotography.com/ During this time I built this aerobatic aircraft and flew it from Washington, DC to Alaska and back--an extraordinary adventure! With the completion of my trip to Antarctica in February 2008 as crew member on a racing sailboat, I've now been on all seven continents. "Sailing to Antarctica: The Whole Story" gallery on this website captures that once-on-a-lifetime experience. Along the way I began to try and save some of the things I saw in photos. Enjoy!