1990 Photo Contest, Nature, 2nd prize

Olivier Föllmi

01 January, 1989

For eight months of the year the village of Zanskar, in the heart of the Himalayas, is cut off from the outside world. Only when temperatures drop to 30 degrees below Celsius is a path created: a frozen river at the bottom of a canyon, which if all goes well, enables the villagers to reach Ladakh, the nearest town, in about 12 days. This expedition was mounted by some adults and two children enrolled in school at Ladakh.

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Olivier Föllmi

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