Nanda Devi: The Tragic Expedition

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The Mountaineers Books, Sep 1, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 236 pages
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A powerful account of a famously tragic expedition.
 

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American mountaineer Willi Unsoeld, upon seeing 25,645-foot Nanda Devi in the Indian Himalayas in 1949, vowed to name his first daughter after the mountain. Twenty-seven years later he returned as co ... Read full review

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The Lore of Nandadevi
As the Himalayan dawn sets in
The blanket of night fades away
Waking up the forest greens
With the kiss of the morning ray
Eager eyes looking to the east
Lost in the first glimpse of light
The golden Sun coloring snow peaks
With nature setting for all new flight.
While lost in panoramic views
A strange voice called from rear
Came up with wondrous news
About the Himalayas and its admirers
One such story was Willie Unsoeld's
A climber from the Swedish country
Enamored with Nandadevi peak
Named his daughter after the holy deity
As seasons change in Alpine hills
Lady Nandadevi blossomed of age
Mountain calling led to her will
Brought her to the Himalayan voyage
An ace climber Lady Nandadevi
Trekked the snow clad rocks aptly
The lady's face off with Nanda deity
Was a meeting of souls unworldly
But as atoms meet to bind together
So was the Lady and the deity
Lady Nanda fell ill for never to recover
Breathed her last in a camp at sublimity
So was written the story of Lady Nandadevi
The destined daughter of Willie Unsoeld
For all lovers of the peak of the holy deity
This is a lore belovedly told.
 

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Contents

Section 1
12
Section 2
49
Section 3
79
Section 4
109
Section 5
120
Section 6
124
Section 7
165
Section 8
174
Section 9
185
Section 10
196
Section 11
202
Section 12
205
Section 13
224
Section 14
226
Section 15
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