Watching our mountains

On the 12th of April, I had promised to post a good picture of the Jigme Singye Wangchuck Range. I’m afraid I haven’t been able to get one. I’m sorry.

Dun dun was correct in commenting that I “was indeed in a hurry” and that my picture is “all hazy, washed out and dry!”

I will be honest: the real reason I wrote the entry, even though I didn’t have a good picture of the mountains, was to remind myself that our northern range is now called the “Jigme Singye Wangchuck Range”.

The picture of the mountain range I’m posting is a photo of the one that accompanies the popular binoculars in Dochula. The photo shows off our important mountains and their respective altitudes. It was given to me by a friend.

On a related note, most tourists visiting Bhutan know that mountaineering is forbidden in our kingdom. And all of them would know that that’s out of respect to our deities that reside in our high mountains.

But some of our mountains have been “conquered”. Do you know which ones? By whom? And when?