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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 ?
As he was in his late twenties , he had already been on several major climbing expeditions . ... Sherpas generally climb for money , not enjoyment , and a small tribe cannot afford to lose so many of its best young men to the mountains ...
We cross a ridge into a shallow valley , then climb a slope deep in snow , and descend again , plodding bent under the heavy packs , almost dizzy with the sun's glare . I also feel intensely , vibrantly alive , filled with a wild ...
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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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