Stones of Silence: Journeys in the Himalaya
Over a period of six years, Dr. Schaller explored the awesome Himalays in order to study the fascinating but increasingly rare wild life of the area and to determine what locations would make good reserves and national parks. Just as the outside influences of the last quarter century are taking their toll of the wildlife of the region, so are they changing the culture of the people who have lived there for centuries. High adventure, introspection, observation, and discovery are a part of this story.
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It was oo F. as we left for Kilik Pass , but soon the sun glissaded down the hills and its coming put heart into our climb . Descending from the pass were pugmarks of a snow leopard , and then tracks where another leopard had joined the ...
Now this American expedition planned to climb the mountain again but by a new route , one even more terrible than that previous one which had defeated so many climbers . Why ? Why seek a more difficult and dangerous route ?
But why reduce the complexity of climbing to a single meaning ? Mountain - climbing is an intangible quest , and the reasons for it dwell , like all mysteries , within each worshipper . Some climbers are Captain Ahabs in search of their ...
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I'd never heard of Schaller before but wanted to read it because it concern the same 1970s trip Peter Matthiessen was on when he wrote The Snow Leopard. Apparently Schaller was at the time considered ... Read full review
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