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Bristol University Zanskar & N Himalaya

The expedition set out with the object of visiting the Zangskar Valley in Ladakh, N. India. A mountaineering reconnaissance was made on the approach march and one new peak, Segali Mentok Riga (5669m), was climbed in the main Himalaya range near Padam. A geographical study was made of the whole valley and records were collected of the agricultural, social, economic and monastic systems. A photographic record was made of the wall paintings in both the Gelugpa and Kargyupa monasteries, and it is felt that these paintings represent an earlier form of art than that previously recorded in Tibet and Ladakh.

July - September 1975
James P. Crowden and Fiona M. Lumsden

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