Image of George Patterson in Scotland courtesy of George Patterson and The Long Riders Guild (click to enlarge).
George in Lhasa. "I returned to Tibet twenty years ago as adviser to the Hollywood film producers of Seven Years in Tibet. I used that occasion to meet with and film the 'underground' Tibetan youth radical leaders in Dharamsalla, as well as the Dalai Lama and several of his advisers." Image courtesy of George Patterson and The Long Riders Guild (click to enlarge).
George with the Dalai Lama. According to sources in todays Tibetan resistance, the Chinese Communist "fatwa" to silence Patterson has never been rescinded. Image courtesy of George Patterson and The Long Riders Guild (click to enlarge).
...and so did Scottish adventurer and journalist George Patterson - only his "fatwa" was issued by the Chinese government after he became involved with the Tibetan resistance during his equestrian journey across the Himalayas in the winter of 1949. Image courtesy of George Patterson and The Long Riders Guild (click to enlarge). courtesy The Long Riders Guild
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(ExplorersWeb.com) We know that ExWeb is read by some pretty cool people. But this one really sent us through the roof. It's like Seven Years in Tibet all over again, except that this time we get to be a small part of it. While ExplorersWeb has followed China through a modern perspective; George Patterson turned his back on all that he knew and journeyed into remote Tibet at the conclusion of the Second World War.George became involved with the Tibetan resistance to the invading Chinese Communist army. Close to ninety years...