Jeff Fuchs is an Award-Winning Explorer, Author, Guide. Fuchs was the first westerner to have travelled by foot the legendary Tea Horse Road over the Himalayas. He followed that up with becoming the first documented westerner to journey along and document ‘Tsa-Lam’, ‘The nomadic Route of Salt’ through the eastern Himalayas. He subsequently won an ‘Explorer of the Year’ award for his efforts to document and ‘sustain’ oral narratives, and has since become an ambassador for The North Face. He was made “Explorer-in-Residence” for 2013 for award-winning adventure travel company, “Kensington Tours”, and serves as a brand ambassador for kora base layers.
Living most of the past decade in northwestern Yunnan, Fuchs’ work has centered on indigenous mountain cultures, oral histories and an obsessive interest in tea. His photos and stories have appeared on three continents in award-winning publications’ UNESCO, Kyoto Journal, TRVL, and Outpost Magazine, as well as The Spanish Expedition Society, The Earth, Silkwinds, The Toronto Star, The South China Morning Post and Traveler amongst others.
He is an admitted ‘tea addict’ who never journeys without an assortment of green leaves to fuel him.