To A Mountain in Tibet

To A Mountain in Tibet

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Colin Thubron travels to Tibet, and takes the pilgrimage route to Kailas, the most sacred of the world's mountains, holy to one fifth of the earth's people, but rarely visited by westerners. Buddhists and Hindus have ritually circled the mountain for centuries, but its steepest slopes are sacrosanct and no one has ever climbed to the summit. Thubron made the expedition shortly after his mother's death, and his hike through a challenging terrain of rocks, lakes and remote monasteries is perhaps one of his most personal and poetic books to date.
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2011
Description: 227 p. : map ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780701183790
Branch Call Number: 915.15 Thu


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Aug 28, 2012

colin thubron captured the truly traveling into the remotest part of the world in his latest offering.

ragamuffin May 27, 2011

One of the best travel writers treks through Tibet, a marvellous read.

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