Walking the Himalayas

Walking the Himalayas

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Levison Wood's most challenging expedition yet begins along the Silk Road route of Afghanistan and travels 1700 miles through five countries over the course of six months. Following in the footsteps of the great explorers, Wood walks the entire length of the Himalayas in an adventure of survival and endurance. In a personal story of perseverance and discovery, Wood forges bonds with local guides, porters, mountain men, soldiers, farmers, smugglers and shepherds. By travelling on foot, and following the same footpaths that locals use, he uncovers stories that might otherwise remain hidden. Along the way he also reveals the history of the Himalayas and two millennia of exploration, and examines a continent in crisis in the 21st century. Packed with action and emotion, more than anything Walking the Himalayas is a story of one intrepid man's traels in a world poised on the edge of tremendous change.--From dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
Edition: First North American edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780316352420
Branch Call Number: 915.496 W85064W 2016
Characteristics: 293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm


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ser_library Mar 13, 2017

needs maps
the photographs are wonderful

Feb 10, 2017

Good book and a nice look into Asian culture. The author makes a six-month along the Himalayas from Afghanistan to Bhutan. Worth the read for armchair explorers and those interested in that region.

ChristchurchLib Aug 09, 2016

What does an adventurous travel writer do after walking the length of the Nile? Take a 1,700 mile trek through the Himalayas! Recounting his trip from Afghanistan (where a helicopter dropped him off in a remote area) to Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Bhutan, British explorer and travel writer Levison Wood discusses the history, religions, and cultures of the people he encounters, including His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. There were adventurous moments, too, of course, involving landslides, monsoons, tigers, and crocodiles. Where will Wood go next? It's recently been announced he'll say "hola" to Central America, walking from northeastern Mexico to Colombia.


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