Stones of Silence: Journeys in the Himalaya
Schaller's tale of his Himalyan treks (1969-1975) to assess the effect of humans on the habitat of wild sheep and goats. He describes, also, a less known area--the Nilgiri Hills at the tip of the subcontinent. No bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Clouds had appeared for the first time in days. Mountains constantly change their
appearance, mere translucent vibrations in the haze of noon, lucid and stark in
the westering sun. This is especially so when cloud shadows move restlessly ...
Above me the sky was clear, a sunny highway of blue, but all peaks remained
deep in clouds. Soon the ridge on my right came to an abrupt halt where the
large Mundi Glacier joins the Baltoro. I continued on for another hour, walking
over ice ...
After only a few hundred feet our guide stops, vaguely waves one arm at the
clouds, saying the pass is somewhere ahead, and flees down the mountainside.
We trudge on, wholly lost in this featureless and formless expanse. As the clouds
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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
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