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Any map will show the bold red line of a road heading north from Nowshera near Peshawar . It enters the hills just before Malakand , crosses southern Swat , and continues through Dir over the 10,230foot Lowari Pass into Chitral .
North of Mardan the barren hills rise abruptly from the Indus Plain and here the narrow road winds through the mountains . The afternoon passed ; it grew dark and a cold rain fell . The occasional roadside shops were boarded up for the ...
to drive sixty miles from Gilgit into the Hunza Valley because thousands of Chinese workmen labored to widen the road . Every few miles one would wave us to a halt and yell , “ Boom - pow . " Within minutes the mountains vibrated and ...
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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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