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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... I had an opportunity to explore it without fear of arousing a dozing bear.
Carrying a lantern and rope and followed by a reluctant Pukhan, I clambered into
the cave. There were two chambers, the largest nearly 40 feet long and 30 feet
From my tent camp at 11,300 feet, on a level place among stone corrals, I had
roamed the hills, climbing high up on the sagebrush slopes until only the silver
bulk of Tirich Mir and I had the sky to ourselves. I had meandered up the valley ...
Shey lies at 14,700 feet, more than 3,000 feet lower than the Kanga La, and the
following morning I wearily contemplate another ascent. Jang-bu and I travel
rapidly upward, stopping at the small lake only to deposit some firewood and
erect a ...
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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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