Summit Success in the Alps of Tibet

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: The mountain ranges of East Tibet, part of Sichuan province, China, were described by the legendary Japanese explorer Tomatsu Nakamura as the “Alps of Tibet” and are considered as one the last frontiers of mountaineering. Inspired by his work an Austrian-Spanish expedition, organized by Gerald Boess, Judith Fall and Paul Niel, left[…]

Back to the Shangri-La

Last September I ventured with friends into a remote corner of Tibet (http://www.paulniel.com/exploring-eastern-tibet/) – it was an expedition into the unknown – we had no maps, no guides, no porters and literally no idea! It was an amazing trip, but in the end bad weather, some poor decisions and suboptimal preparation rendered the adventure unsuccessful.[…]