At such a high altitude, there are few plants and animals that can survive without the shelter of heat and cold, including insects and the evolution of plants in hot weathers. What these predators lack in insulation, they make up for in numbers of temperature extremes. Hence, these creatures need to be exposed to sunlight and water to survive.
Consequently, the mountain summit becomes a paradise for herbivores, carnivores and all other forms of animal life. With no plants to shade them, these creatures, much like their human counterparts, have evolved into a state of hyper-evolution. They have the means to defend themselves from most of the worlds plant life, including animal life. It is this self-defense mechanism that causes the difference between living organisms and fossils.
Carnivores, carnivorous and omnivorous alike, attack every form of animal life in sight. This is a cold, winter-time scenario that has made these carnivores not only to love their work but also to hate the harshness of winter. The cold makes all that matters.
This is also the reason why cold weather traps creatures at lower elevations. Even those who become acclimated at these high elevations suffer through the harshness of winter as much as the alpine. The evolution of alpine plants is typically at the highest altitudes, as they have evolved to endure the harshest of conditions.
The origin of Pink Himalayan salt is unclear, but it is believed to have been discovered in the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. From its name, it is thought to have originated in ancient times.
Salt, though, works against them. At a minimum, they need to be heated by sunlight and kept warm. It needs to be put under pressure, so that the crystal structure of the salts is shattered, so that their physical constitution is eroded, so that the organic materials are broken down and so that the fragile body is deprived of nourishment. However, this does not account for the way that Himalayan salt is resistant to heat.
In fact, salt is able to do what no other element or compound can do: it combines the properties of both rock and vegetable. This means that it can preserve the functionality of life. In the rainforest of New Guinea, the wonderful ability of life to use salt for both food and protection has come about as a result of this combination.
The special properties of rock and vegetable found in salt allow it to preserve the plants that the carnivores eat while protecting the plants that the plants will protect themselves. If, for example, a grassy lawn is destroyed by the wolves of the forest, the salt can be dispersed through the soil, helping the grass grow back in.
The presence of the crystalline salt layer in the soil makes it impossible for insect predators to digest it. Once the bark of the Himalayan tree is eaten, it is also eaten by animals such as leopards, cougars and cheetahs.
Herbivores are especially drawn to salt, because the taste is sweet. And, because the carnivores have already consumed their fill of meat, they have little left to feed on, making them susceptible to eating the garden.
When people have the right mix of vegetables and plants to keep them warm, they also get nourishment through the minerals of salt. In fact, minerals like potassium and sodium are so essential to human life that we can live without them, if there were no rocks or trees to provide them.
Such is the longevity of Himalayan salt that the effects of climate changes, including drought, may not have any effect on it. In this way, humans can continue to live as long as they can afford to enjoy the benefits of such a precious and adaptable substance. Himalayan salt is a great investment for the future, by keeping us alive even as the current climate of the planet changes.