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Lost In The Himalayas

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  5 reviews
In the Himalayan winter, without food or shelter, a human being is not expected to live longer than a week. James Scott lasted 43 days.

He survived cold, hunger, isolation and despair, hanging on the dwindling hope that a search team might find him, or that he could crawl out when the snow thawed. He should never have made it out of the mountains alive.

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Hardcover, 222 pages
Published May 1994 by Mainstream Pub. (first published January 1st 1993)
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Warren Ward
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Conflict of interest: I actually have the pleasure of knowing the author James though I did not know him when he endured this incredible ordeal of 43 days without food in freezing conditions.

Co-written very naturally with his sister Joanne who persevered in looking for her brother when nearly all had given him up for dead. An amazing journey of faith, hope and endurance in unimaginable circumstances. Also a damning indictment of the Australian media and public for doubting his story. I know for
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David
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: factual, biography
True story of James Scott who became lost on a short trek in the Himalayas and then survived for 43 days by living on snow and will power. He had become trapped after a sudden snowfall and then lost his bearings after separating from his companion. While the easy moral in the book would be not to be so careless in the first place, and to take a few more precautions, it is easy to be wise in hindsight. In fact after a slow start, the story becomes fairly gripping even when you know how it will en ...more
Matt
May 27, 2011 rated it liked it

This is certainly an amazing story of how James Scott survived. I think it is a real pity that so many have accused him of that his story is not true.
It was also revealing about how much of a pain the media can be.. and don't get me started on the the psychic rubbish!

Bit of a mixed bag this book. Great story, drags in places too.


Moral of the story - Take care out there in the himalayas, get good shoes stick together and stay safe.
Shikhar Mahalwala
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Chilling. Godly. Must read. Must experience!
Jasmin
Nov 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read it many years ago but it was very catchy and i couldn't stop reading it.
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