The Long Haul

Updating The Power Grid In Tibet

Talk about putting in the legwork. To update the power grid in Tibet's Hengduan Mountains, workers and mules are lugging transmission tower components across miles of rugged terrain, at an average altitude of 3,750 meters (12,303 feet).
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