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Waiting there for the porters we delight in the late - blooming alpine flowers : gentians and primulas and yellow composites . To the north , beyond several forested ridges , the lower slopes of the Dhaulagiri massif are dusted with new ...
The porters are reluctant to continue , and when at 13,600 feet , we reach the last clump of birch , they lay down their loads . It is only 2:30 P.m. The Sherpas occupy a shallow cave while Peter and I squeeze our tents into small level ...
Peter relates that the porters have balked all morning and that they refused to continue , saying that the snow is too deep , the route impassable . Most of our things have been cached at 16,500 feet . Back at the previous night's ...
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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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