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She has reached the admirable age of 85 years. Her first name is Hermien, but she is often called Mini, because she is a very small and fragile lady. I haven't talked with her for years, mainly because she is too deaf to have a reasonable conversation with. I wonder how much she herself could understand from our Sunday morning services, which she faithfully attended until a few weeks ago, when her condition suddenly aggrevated.
She seems to be such an insignificant person, totally irrelevant
for society in general. However, during our closing prayer, someone
remarked that she prayed a lot. And Suddenly, I realized we were
going to `loose' someone precious in God's
Tuesday, April 14, 1998
The roof of the car had some white frosting on the roof this
morning. I wondered whether it was real snow, or just frozen
hail. Closer inspection revealed that it very much felt like
snow. Later on the day, I heared it had snowed almost an inch
in other parts of the country.
Quite a difference with the Soft weather we encountered last month.
Lately, I have been dreaming about climbing the
Bogda Feng in Xinjiang,
some 5445 metres above sea level. The problem is that
I don't have much experience with climbing, and my general
condition is to weak to climb more than 1000 meters in a day.
Conclusion: it is just a crazy idea, a day-dream.
It seems that the China Xinjiang Mountaineering Association (CXMA) is responsible for climbing the Bogda Feng. Their address is: No 1 Renmin Road, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China. Fax:+86-991 2818365.
An expedition is described here: Saga Magazine Chinese Tien Shan Expedition, 1995. i MEF Ref: 95-13. Leader(s): Mike Banks. Notes: Bogda range. ACL Ref: 26306. 19 leaves, maps. 30cm., also Saga Magazine, Nov/Dec 1995, p.54-57, illus., ports. 28cm.
There is also a satalite image available from NASA:
The Chinese painter Li Shan writes that his heart is still in Tian-Shan mountain.
Others that refer to the Bodga Feng or Bodga Shan are: