From the first day of Wiltonian Daryl Hawk’s recent exploration of Ladakh, India, challenge and excitement were plentiful. Before he ever took off for Ladakh Airport — commonly considered one of the most dangerous in the world — there was an uproar after the airline canceled his first flight.
“The first day brought anxiety because a riot almost erupted between Indians who wanted to go to Ladakh and everybody who worked for the airline. The airline said the weather was too poor to land in Ladakh, but they had fabricated the whole situation,” Mr. Hawk said at his studio last week. “They didn’t have a senior pilot for the flight.