I made it back to the US without much of a hitch, but almost immediately went right back out into the field. So at last, here are full photo galleries and trip reports from Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
After paleoclimate research in Mongolia, I headed to the Snow Leopard Peaks of the Pamir. First up was Lenin Peak in southern Kyrgyzstan.
Complete photos from Kyrgyzstan:
For narratives of my experience there, see:
From Lenin, I crossed over Karamyk Pass into Tajikistan.
And trip reports: