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Himalaya

Biography / Memoir
By: Michael Palin
288 pages, Col photos
Himalaya
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  • Himalaya ISBN: 9780753819906 Paperback Jun 2005 Usually dispatched within 5 days
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  • Himalaya ISBN: 9780297843719 Hardback Dec 2004 Out of Print #147703
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Palin's sixth televised international journey takes him to a mountain range of mystery, adventure and challenge. Palin takes on the full length of the Himalaya including 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. Facing altitudes as high as 17,500 feet as well as some of the world's deepest gorges, Palin also passed through political flashpoints like Pakistan's remote north-west frontier, terrorist-torn Kashmir and the mountains of Nagaland, only recently open to visitors. 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 his diaries, records the pleasure and pain of an extraordinary journey.

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Biography / Memoir
By: Michael Palin
288 pages, Col photos
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