The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard

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'A beautiful book, and worthy of the mountains he is among' Paul Theroux 'A delight' i PaperThis is the account of a journey to the dazzling Tibetan plateau of Dolpo in the high Himalayas. In 1973 Matthiessen made the 250-mile trek to Dolpo, as part of an expedition to study wild blue sheep. It was an arduous, sometimes dangerous, physical endeavour: exertion, blisters, blizzards, endless negotiations with sherpas, quaking cold.

But it was also a 'journey of the heart' - amongst the beauty and indifference of the mountains Matthiessen was searching for solace. He was also searching for a glimpse of a snow leopard, a creature so rarely spotted as to be almost mythical. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RICHARD MABEY

Forfattere: Peter Matthiessen
Publisert måned: Nov.
Publisert år: 2020
Sider nr: 340