When Leslie called me to discuss shooting this story for FT Weekend one of the first things she asked was 'how are you with heights'? The legitimacy of her question hit me much later, when we found ourselves interviewing tibetans living in the highlands of Qinghai province some 4500 meters above sea level. The oxygen is so scarce that walking feels like a most intense workout.
Its a story about climate change and politics and water but above all its a story about people living high up in the grasslands. Full story by Leslie Hook.