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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I handed out bottle rockets and matches as the crowd tunneled down the
gangway. The lines were cast off, the crowd waved, and champagne corks and
exploding bottle rockets flew through the maze of multicolored streamers and
Far below the tattered canvas wing flaps, the dense jungle seemed to remain
motionless as we inched our way slowly tow ard the east. Before long, the French
pilot wandered down the aisle pouring wine from his own bottle and chatting with
In all likelihood it will be spent on a bottle of arak for Dad, or it will go toward the
purchase of a new tape player. Hugh never participated in a mountain- climbing
expedition, and the very idea of risking his life or spending the time climbing to ...
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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