Camels Are Never Cold
The Story of a Freeski Mountaineering Adventure in Mongolia
This article has originally been published in Backline Magazine in December 2013. The text below has been altererd slightly and features different images.
Uka looked worried. Uka was normally the relaxed „You don’t worry my friend“ kind of guy and our cook. He exchanged concerned looks with our Mongolian translator Tsogo. The kitchen tent of the base camp was caving in with strong gusts and on the brink of breaking down. The girls tent had already fallen victim to the snowstorm. Everyone was running around securing the remaining tents with extra ropes and rocks we dug out of the freshly fallen snow.
We were halfway through our two-week mission in the remote Tavan Bogd mountain range in Mongolia. It was winter in the middle of May and it felt like we were completely out of touch with the rest of the world. Everything was colder, windier and icier than we expected, but when the weather was clear it was also more impressive and overwhelming under the biggest sky you can imagine.
Text: Stephan Skrobar
Pics: Zlu Haller / www.chalkjunkie.at
A skiadventure to Mongolia… (Melissa Presslaber)
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Camels and Skiing in Mongolia (Powder Magazine)
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