The traveler: an American odyssey in the Himalayas
This loving memorial to Swift is a moving photographic portrait of Himalayan life, a testimonial to a generation of trekkers and the questing spirit that motivated them. Hansen offers a sage perspective on Swift's adventuring career, placing it in the globe-shrinking change of the last 20 years. 56 color photos.
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East Side of Manhattan and took a job Long before he had ever heard of Mt. Kai-
las or the ice lingam in Amarnath Cave, opposite Gyaru Village, Dhaulagiri,
Nepal. he was already making pilgrimages in TASHI GONGMA MOUNTAIN
TASHI. GONGMA. MOUNTAIN GUIDE The idea is to go totally unprepared . . .
PAUL FUSSELL In each or our lives, certain unique days or events shine like
grand demarcations. Birth, death, decision, love, liberation. These experiences
Men such as Guda Ali, Karma Chumbey, Tensing Gyastso, Balbir from Lulang,
Ghulam Nabi, and Tashi Gongma. I admired the fact that Hugh treated his guides
like friends and gave them full credit for the success of his trips into the
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Traveler Hansen ( Motoring with Mohammed , LJ 2/1/91) here pays tribute to another traveler, the late Hugh Swift. Swift is considered one of the great Himalayan trekkers, having covered an estimated ... Read full review