Photographer's Note

Descending the Fatu La between Kargil and Lamayuru in Ladakh is quite a breathtaking experience, if not a little scary. You can see all the trucks and buses far below making their way down the many swichbacks.
Last summer when I was going down here again on the bus, I had a mini freakout thinking the bus had lost its brakes. The driver was only having a laugh though, racing with another bus seeing who could reach the next town first (and so get all the fares of the waiting people). What a laugh!
I had already met someone who had literally jumped out of the bus at this point (following the conductor who had jumped when a crash was certain), so I was not amused.

I cropped some of the foreground on this shot, as it was taken from a moving vehicle and the foreground was uninteresting and blurred.

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