Stones of Silence: Journeys in the Himalaya
Viking Press, 1980 - History - 292 pages
Schaller's account of his and others' long struggle to save the fascinating, increasingly rare wildlife of the Himalayas combines high adventure, close description, and scientific dedication
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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. When they ...
Sometime during the winter an avalanche had suddenly descended, carrying
with it two ibex males. ... asleep, 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. Farther on, a rocky slab slants ...
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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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