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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"It is the great beauty and timeless quality of the Himalayas that draws visitors,"
writes Eric Hansen, "and it is my hope that The Traveler will capture that magical
lure . . . and instill the desire to protect the wilderness and fragile cultures that still
This constant movement was partially an attempt to avoid entrapment in his own
culture, but more significantly he felt that by returning to familiar and exotic places
he might be able to recapture the sense of exhilaration and adventure from his ...
Now it is possible to be in Kathmandu within twenty-four hours of leaving home,
and most people arrive jet-lagged and in a state of culture shock. The great
beauty and timeless quality of life in the Himalayas is what continues to draw
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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