Modern life and ancient traditions are merging together on the Tibetan Plateau. Many Tibetans have moved into small towns for better opportunities, but it often comes with many downsides. We buy our yak fibre at a fair price, giving herding families ability to earn a living and continue their way of life in the grasslands.
Feeling like you're on the #roofoftheworld @theabbasnazari
The mountains are finally turning white and the winter cold is settling in. Only a few more weeks and we'll be in full ski mode in NZ. Cheers to @leeburty for joining the #peaktoplateau team as an ambassador!
@theabbasnazari making the most of the warm days before winter truly arrives and covers this place in snow. We'll be back here taking in the view of #mtrolleston when it does though.
For shear majesty geography and sublime scale, nothing beats Alaska and the Yukon - Sam Abell 📷: @lukas_niedermeier
Hiking is the answer. Who cares what the question is! #torresdelpaine #patagonia #getoutthere 📷: @mountain_bear_
New gear has landed! Made with 100% yak wool. Look as good as you'll feel wearing our Herder's Beanie and 40 Below Neckwarmer. Available at peaktoplateau.com
Who's making the most of the snow in North America and Europe, before it makes it's way down to us in New Zealand? Hopefully this year we can get in some epic #backcountryskiing and #splitboarding 📷: @mountain_bear_
Forest green, sky blue, snow white, and stone grey. The result when these colours combine is always amazing. #patagonia 📷: @mountain_bear_
Yaks are some of the toughest animals on the planet and not only survive, but thrive at the highest altitudes where heavy snow and never-ending winds last for most of the year. They are critical to the people that live in the Himalayas and Tibetan region, providing food, transport, fuel, fiber and income. This amazing photo by @catvinton captures the nomadic ways of yak herders, and it is one of our absolute favourites.