About two years ago, +/-, I remember finding a URL in an r.c post for a
site that showed elevations, etc., for any part of the world.
I am *not* *(mis-)thinking* about the late lamented rocknroad site.
I know it had worldwide data, because I remember scanning the site for
info on the eastern part of China to help me follow another thread on
r.c, and looking at mountains in the former republic of Tannu Tuva
(other r.c.physicists will understand why).
Anyone out there know what I'm talking about, and/or have the site
For extra credit, anybody know anything at all about mountaineering
opportunities in any of the following: Tuva, Mongolia, or the Mustang
region of Tibet? Are these areas safe and interesting to travel in, and
are there any interesting alpine and/or trekking opportunities anyone
ObFAQ: the FAQ for alt.culture.tuva mentions a Russian
climber/mountaineer who is/was a manager for Yak airlines, flying
between Moscow and Kryzgyl (capital of Tuva).
I am looking at the feasibility of doing something like this as an
alternative to paying several grand just to set foot on Himalayan soil,
before you even do "thing one". I would like to go for two to six weeks,
in another year or two, so I am starting to gather info now. I am not
interested in getting into the middle of any current wars or skirmishes,
such as the Indo-Paki-Kashmiri turf wars (doing my part for responsible
climbing by a parent).
Anybody else thought about something like this? I am thinking more along
the lines of semi-trek, semi-mountaineering, rather than National
Geographic, Lowe et al., Banff wall kind of stuff.