Life at the Top of the World

LIFE AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD: Céline Cousteau (foreground): "There was a picturesque little hut built of mud and stacked rocks, its roof thatched with long, coarse grass. I asked our guide, ‘How does somebody live here?’ And he told me that herders live in these huts seasonally to let their animals graze and then return to lower altitudes in the winter. We saw four such dwellings on our hike. Just when you thought you were really out there and there was nothing around, all of a sudden there was this mud house." © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED