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Sometime during the winter an avalanche had suddenly descended , carrying with it two ibex males . ... his head sinking slowly under the weight of his horns until his nose touched the snow , when it jerked up , only to descend again .
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 ...
I descend cautiously over the ice bulges , partly supporting my weight on a rope tied to a boulder . The others first lower the packs to me , and then descend too , hoping that the fragile shell of ice does not break .
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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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