Good news for the upcoming season

21 July 2010. IVPP, Beijing.

We were informed this morning by the Tibet Autonomous Region's Science and Technology office that our permit application for scientific research in Tibet has been approved by the foreign affairs office. This means we will be able to travel through Tibet and revisit Zhada Basin after a two-year hiatus by the LACM crew.

To celebrate the re-opening of the region to paleontological research, I went out and cut off my ponytails. A "normal" looking haircut will likely help the team avoid unnecessary attention on the road and at military checkpoints.

A small price to pay for another chance to walk along the magnificent Himalayan foothills.

Onward to the plateau!


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