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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Our plane droned up the Kaghan Valley, past the stupendous western face of
Nanga Parbat, toward white, storm-tossed peaks of the Karakoram ahead. Before
landing at Skardu, the expedition had permission to reconnoiter K2 from the air.
While I have neither the passion nor technical ability to pit myself against a peak
as grand as K2, I sensed what elemental longing attracted the climbers. Once in
a while I also act on some wild dream to climb a summit, a minor one such as ...
Above me the sky was clear, a sunny highway of blue, but all peaks remained
deep in clouds. Soon the ridge on my right came to an abrupt halt where the
large Mundi Glacier joins the Baltoro. I continued on for another hour, walking
over ice ...
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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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