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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will probably never hear the details of what happened. Why did they leave? What
gave them the courage to go? The reason we seldom come across accounts of
these journeys lies in the fact that once people cut themselves free, it is a very ...
Never heard of the place!" came the response as the old man stirred the embers
and brought the water to a boil. Never even heard of America? This is amazing,
Hugh thought. The man made more tea as Hugh started to write in his diary, Here
Hugh never participated in a mountain- climbing expedition, and the very idea of
risking his life or spending the time climbing to the top of a Himalayan peak
seemed like utter nonsense to him. But he was familiar with these groups, and he
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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