Hill-DOM: Surviving a Mountaineous Life: The odds, the blessings, the costs
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Based on a virtual tour of multiple societies the world over; We look at 200 hill and mountain societies that tell us how they do it, what it costs them and gives them; capped with an '11 day’ participatory & exploratory tour of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Southern Africa by ‘Travel-Learn’ Participants
For people who have lived in relatively level lands their whole lives, it may not be easy to fully understand the effects that mountains have on surrounding land, climatic challenges, the blocking of rain so that one side of a mountain range may be rainy and the other side may be a desert, airborne moisture falling as rain on the windward side of mountains, etc.
Besides the environmental cycles, we look into the challenging processes of transporting materials, goods and people, the strain etc. What we know theoriicaly can be better known with participatory and exploratory exercise s as this. Travel Learn program holds in Lesotho-Southern Africa, the only country in the world to be entirely above 1 000m in elevation; having the highest lowest point in the entire world at 1 400m.