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After two hours the peaks retreated to form a mile - wide Alat ; we were at 10,600 feet , at a place called Rogenali . Three huts cowered in this expanse , so much a part of the landscape that from a distance only a thin column of smoke ...
Nanga parvata , " the Naked Mountain ” as the ancients called it , rises in one gigantic sweep for 22,000 feet above the Indus to a height of 26,660 feet . A Sanskrit proverb states : “ A hundred divine epochs would not suffice to ...
Called Chipko Andolan , literally “ movement to embrace , ” the villagers determinedly hug those trees which contractors and forest officials have come to fell . After several successful confrontations , demonstrations on behalf of ...
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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
Mountains in the Desert
Journey to Crystal Mountain
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