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Author Wood, Levison, 1982- author.

Title Walking the Himalayas / Levison Wood.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    915.496 WOO    DUE 07-27-19
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    915.496 WOO    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    915.496 WOO    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : map, color illustrations ; 25 cm
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Summary 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 travels in a world poised on the edge of tremendous change.--From dust jacket.
Contents Pokhara, 2001 -- Fourteen years later -- We are the pilgrims, master -- Kabul -- A short flight in the Hindu Kush -- Bam-i-Dunyan -- Karakorum -- Line of control -- Kashmir -- The holy man of the mountain -- Saddhus and shadows -- On foot through tigerland -- The perilous mountain -- Return to Pokhara -- The road to Kathmandu -- The wild East -- The Dragon Kingdom -- Place of the gods.
Subject Wood, Levison, 1982- -- Travel -- Himalaya Mountains Region.
Wood, Levison, 1982- -- Travel -- Himalaya Mountains.
Hiking -- Himalaya Mountains Region.
Walking -- Himalaya Mountains.
Himalaya Mountains Region -- Description and travel.
Himalaya Mountains -- Description and travel.
Middle East -- Description and travel.
Asia -- Description and travel.
Genre/Form Travel writing.
ISBN 031635242X

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