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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They would then break camp and load the horses, and before the sunlight had
started to creep down the hillsides the little entourage would be moving along the
narrow trail. Lunch was a simple affair of more tea and leftover chapattis from ...
When they broke camp the following morning, the air was noticeably colder and
Tashi had switched to a knitted wool cap. They followed a deep gorge and soon
came on four men, all dressed in maroon robes, who had set up a temporary altar
... valuable and important service, but one cannot help realizing that there is
going to be a huge impact when a dozen or so clients and their leader come into
a mountain village with thirty- five porters and then proceed to set up camp.
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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