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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Mani Rimdu, the Tibetan dance drama held each year at Tengboche monastery,
is still one of the most important religious festivals of the region, but after fifteen
years of growing Western audiences unfamiliar with the language, music, ...
In a more ambitious mini hydro project the American Himalayan Foundation,
OPPOSITE Tengkoche monastery, 1912-1988. based in San Francisco, came up
with the idea of electrifying Tengboche monastery. Constructed in 19 12, the ...
Not long after Tengboche monastery went up in flames a small group of Hugh
Swift's friends, without any publicity, managed to completely rebuild a
seventeenth-century Tibetan Buddhist monastery. The organizers recognized 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