Himalaya - Michael PalinWeidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight ruffling to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.
8th Reprint. Illustrated with colour photographs & maps. From the cover: “THE HIMALAYA is the greatest mountain range on earth, a virtually unbroken wall of rock stretching 1800 miles from the borders of Afghanistan to southwest China. It remains the world’s most majestic natural barrier, a magnificent wilderness that shapes the history and politics of Asia to this day. In a journey rarely, if ever, attempted before, Palin takes on the full length of the Himalaya, from the Pakistan-Afghan frontier through India, Nepal, Tibet and Yunnan in China, before re-crossing the mountains to Assam, Bhutan and Bangladesh. The product of six months’ hard travelling, Himalaya links together the Khyber Pass, the hidden valleys of the Hindu Kush, ancient cities like Peshawar and Lahore, the mighty peaks of K2, Annapurna and Everest, the bleak and barren plateau of Tibet, the gorges of the Yangtze, the tribal lands of the Indo-Burmese border and the vast Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh. They had a brush with the Maoists while filming in Nepal and advice from the Dalai Lama before crossing into Tibet. This book, compiled from Palin’s diaries, records the pleasure and pain of his most challenging journey so far and Basil Pao, the inspired photographer of Sahara, Full Circle and Pole to Pole, captures the sensational beauty of the finest mountain scenery in the world. This is adventure at the very highest level.”
Illustrator: Basil Pao (Photos)
Size: 10¾" x 7¾"
Number of Pages: 288