Around the world and across cultures, there is no animal more representative of the mountains and mountain culture than the ibex.

From Europe to the Middle East and North Africa, or the great mountain ranges of Central Asia, China and Russia, the sweeping horns of this hardy species and the mysterious and unforgiving environments they call home have captivated humans for centuries.

In East of the Sun, join Editor in Chief Adam Janke and his good friend Matt Comment as they travel to the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan in pursuit of this iconic symbol of mountain life.

Far away from home and way outside their comfort zones, they faced altitude, treacherous roads, and an austere landscape that was as unforgiving as it was awe inspiring.

Posted by Nolan Osborne