Off the Grid

Turtuk: The King Between the Mountains

Jay Tindall | November 11, 2019

“The Yabgo dynasty ruled this area for 2,000 years,” the king says. The humble Yabgo Mohammad Khan Kacho rules over the buckwheat fields and quiet stone streets of Turtuk on the Ladakh’s Pakistan borderlands.

Faces of the Wakhan Valley

Jay Tindall | December 10, 2018

The history of the Wakhi people and the Wakhan Valley is complex, and the journey across the Pamir Highway can be unpredictable, barren, and cold. In the faces of the Wakhi people, there is warmth.

Tsa’lam: The Salt Route of China

Jeff Fuchs | October 9, 2018

Mountaineer and adventurer Jeff Fuchs travels the ancient Salt Route of China, finding a land both changed and forgotten. With yaks, dogs, a guide and a horse, Jeff Fuchs makes his winding way through the Himalayas.

Getting Holy in Gansu

Dave Stamboulis | May 29, 2018

Dave Stamboulis gets off the beaten track in China’s Gansu for spectacular mountains, high grasslands, and Buddhist reflection.

The Furious Road to Yemen

Jay Tindall | August 22, 2017

In the arid season of Salalah in Oman, there are no pastoral wadis or natural greenery around the beaches, but there is Highway 47 leading all the way to Yemen.