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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List of Illustrations Color photographs follow page 116 Maps 2 The main study areas in the mountains of South Asia Route traveled through the Hindu Kush 54 Routes traveled through the Karakoram 77 Route traveled in western Nepal 206 ...
Now this American expedition planned to climb the mountain again but by a new route , one even more terrible than that previous one which had defeated so many climbers . Why ? Why seek a more difficult and dangerous route ?
He decides against crossing the Kanga La again , and instead plans on an alternate route via Samling and Namdo , a route with three passes , though none as high as the Kanga La . Tukten and Dawa will be his guides and porters .
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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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