They kick it from all sides.
In the face.
Against his hooves.
In the butt.
They pull it like crazy on the tail.
They laugh while doing so.
More than just a trip - a biosphere expedition to Kyrgyzstan's snow leopard is a small contribution to conservation and a great life experience.
Steppe, Weite, Yurts - Kyrgyzstan is like painting picture books. The place to leave digital and modern and become a simple nomad.
In Osh, we happen to meet Zhumabai, who speaks fluent German and spontaneously invites us to lunch. An introduction to Kyrgyz cuisine with horsemeat and mare's milk awaits us.
We start a 4-day horse riding tour in the lonely nature of Kyrgyzstan. But unfortunately we can not really ride and so we are already at the beginning of some challenges ...
I'm feeling good!
There is snow and knee deep I sink in the white stuff that the Rhinehessian winter so often fails me. The air gets thin and forces me to take a break. For me, who runs a marathon well under 3 h on NN, a completely unfamiliar experience. The heavy backpack pushes uncomfortably on the shoulders and scrubs at the hip. I'm hungry, and although I've been marching up six hills for six hours today, I know I will not reach my bivouac for another eight hours, if I'm fast, if I do not crash.