National Geographic : 2015 Sep
Balancing a 60-pound load, a porter tightropes a hanging bridge. The team struggled to find locals to haul gear. “We had about 35, we wanted about 60,” says team member Taylor Rees. Eventually, they had to leave equipment behind. The team’s route passed by religious sites such as the Mingun Pagoda, near Mandalay, in central Myanmar. Construction began in 1791. The facade was later split by an earthquake.