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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Houston was unconscious with concussion , Bates hung on his rope upside down ; Molenaar and Streather , bleeding and bruised , helped Bates who descended to Houston . They anchored Gilkey firmly and erected a bivouac .
Sometime during the winter an avalanche had suddenly descended , carrying with it two ibex males . ... his head sinking slowly under the weight of his horns until his nose touched the snow , when it jerked up , only to descend again .
I descend cautiously over the ice bulges , partly supporting my weight on a rope tied to a boulder . The others first lower the packs to me , and then descend too , hoping that the fragile shell of ice does not break .
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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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