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We descend to the river and cross the small wooden bridge ; a white - breasted dipper is there , as it often is . Beyond , the trail cuts up the slope , over a crest , and along the north - facing contour of a ridge , deep in snow .
It is only 2:00 P.M. when the porters stop , saying that it is too late in the day to cross the first of the two passes ahead . I feel uneasy , and to find an outlet for my tension , climb a high hill to look for argali .
To cross the stream we must use the ice bridges . “ You first , sah , ” urges Phu - Tsering . “ You biggest . ” The logic of his suggestion is overwhelming : if the ice supports me , then the Sherpas can march across safely .
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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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