Photographer's Note

Honestly, this is not from the moon, but from the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir, taken on my way to the Ladakh region in 1985.

This is where we had started descending from the highest pass, Fatu La, and I guess this place was at an altitude of about 4,000 metres (13,000 feet). At the summit the Fatu La is slightly higher, but when we stopped there I was actually too sick to get out of the bus. By this time I was feeling better.

Although the Fatu La is the highest pass on the Indian National Highway 1D from Srinagar to Leh, the most spectacular pass is the Zoji La at an elevation of slightly over 3,500 metres. Passing through the Zoji La I occasionally noticed that some of my fellow travellers prefered to keep their eyes closed. I travelled with a regular bus, but most of the passengers were foreign tourists.

You can see a photo from Zoji La as a workshop. It's not a particularly good photo but it will give you some idea of the conditions. Both photos were scanned from Kodachrome slides. Here is a larger version of the main upload.

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