By Sigmund Kvaløy Setreng

From the late 1960s onwards, Setreng visited Nepal and Bhutan several times. He often took his wife and small children along to Nepal, and partly because of that he was able to establish an intimate connection with traditional people in the Plough Furrow valley, a traditional Tibetan community. In this article from 1993, Setreng tells the story of his failing efforts to protect the peak of the sacred mountain Tseringma from being climbed.