This was one of my favorite pictures I took in 2007. This was taken in late October in northern Kham near the Bayan Kala Mountain Pass which divides Kham province from Amdo province. Like most nomads in this area, they live in their yak hair tent (seen in the back) year round. Though it was only early winter, the temperature was -7C/20F during the day. This Tibetan woman was in her late 50's and her grandson was 6. It is difficult to get an exact age for older Tibetans since most of them do not know their birthdays. This family was poor. They had only around 10 head of yak, which is quite small in Tibet. They had no electricity, no running water and lived several hours from any town.