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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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 ...
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 ... Peaks are not climbed anonymously ; success is not nurtured as a private joy .
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 ...
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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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