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From this point the character of the valley changes . Mountains crowd the river , and glaciers hang low on the slopes . In spite of their crumbling forts and forgotten polo fields , villages in the lower valley convey an aura of ...
Thirty years ago markhor were abundant on the cliffs for ten miles up- and downriver of Gupis , as well as for a few miles up the Yasin and Ishkuman valleys . Now , all but a few have been shot . No black bear survive in the Gilgit ...
By midafternoon a fierce wind blew up the valley . Protected by boulders , the porters made a fire of twigs and baked tok for us . After heating a smooth fist - sized stone , they wrapped it in unleavened dough ; baked in embers ...
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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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