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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OVERLEAF Zanskar, Ladakh. IN THF SPRING of 1983, I sailed . from San.
Like the other women of Ladakh and Zanskar, she was dressed in a maroon cap
and an ankle length robe known as a cos. She had thrown a goatskin over her
shoulders, and puckered leather soles protected the bottoms and sides of felt 46.
At 17,350 feet, the Marang La marked the boundary between the regions of
Zanskar and Rupshu. It was also the highest pass on the trail to Hemis Gompa.
Rupshu lies at the western edge of the Tibetan plateau. The only people who
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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