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Without ever reaching the summit : a Himalayan journey

By: Cognetti, Paolo (Author)

178730227X / 9781787302273
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915.49604
20/10/2020
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England
21 cm 160 pages
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An awestruck love letter to one of the most spectacular places on earth, from the author of international bestseller The Eight MountainsPaolo Cognetti marked his 40th birthday with a journey he had always wanted to make: to Dolpo, a remote Himalayan region where Nepal meets Tibet.

He took with him two friends, a notebook, mules and guides, and a well-worn copy of The Snow Leopard.

Written in 1978, Matthiessen's classic was also turning forty, and Cognetti set out to walk in the footsteps of the great adventurer. Without Ever Reaching the Summit combines travel journal, secular pilgrimage, literary homage and sublime mountain writing in a short book for readers of Macfarlane, Rebanks and Cognetti's own bestseller, The Eight Mountains.

An investigation into the author's physical limits, an ancient mountain culture, and the magnificence of nature, it is an awestruck love letter to one of the most spectacular places on earth.

BIC:

BGA Autobiography: general, WSZG Climbing & mountaineering, WTL Travel writing

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