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Friday, July 17, 2009

Overcoming Technical Difficulties

It took a long time, but I have finally been able to upload a large selection of pictures and videos that were stuck in a damaged hard drive from the broken laptop I ended up scrapping in India.

The pictures were taken by Ashley Morton, one of the group leaders from VIS (Vermont Intercultural Semesters), during her time in Ladakh. We were able to spend a couple of weeks together teaching hockey. Her pictures are fantastic (much better than mine!), and provide you with a great view of the hockey players in Ladakh - and the conditions that they play in.

(The pictures from the IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia are still stuck in the other damaged drive, but I have renewed optimism regarding their retrieval, so stay tuned for that update)


The videos were the ones I took before my camera broke. There is no editting, just raw footage. Clips are divided up based on their categories, and encompass hockey, as well as what life is like living in Ladakh.


As you browse through all of these, please remember that donations you make will help improve that state of hockey in Ladakh.

Donations allowed this program to get off the ground, and now we have the opportunity to provide sustained support.

Please help if you can.


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