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Intimate, exhilarating writings on adventure, meditation, and life in the captivating wildness of the Himalayan Mountains—with contributions from Amitav Ghosh, Mark Twain, Rabindranath Tagore, Peter Matthiessen, and more.

For some, the Himalaya is a frontier against which people test themselves. Others find refuge and tranquility in the mountains, a place where they can see
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 5th 2018 by Shambhala
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Some pieces stronger than others, but nevertheless a gripping collection that spans centuries. The emperor Jahangir reveals himself to be an astute observer and bon vivant.
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An excellent take and all about Himalayas.
The most gripping chapter was Hilary's final lap towards summit - the Everest.
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