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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The fifteen porters readied their loads , baskets with enough food for two and a half months , camping equipment ... As each porter balanced his sixty - pound load and adjusted his tump line , the four Sherpas busied themselves with ...
muscular legs taut under the strain of their loads , I did not dwell on possible problems that might deny me Shey ; I knew too well that a mountain journey is never a triumphant progression toward a shining goal , but rather a limited ...
Eight of our loads have been deposited there : Peter and the Sherpas have been working hard . Sliding and running , we descend the 1,300 feet to camp in twenty minutes . After briefing Peter , I shoulder a load of sugar and add it to ...
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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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