The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard

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Synopsis

'A beautiful book, and worthy of the mountains he is among' Paul Theroux

'A delight' i Paper

This is the account of a journey to the dazzling Tibetan plateau of Dolpo in the high Himalayas. In 1973 Matthiessen made the 250-mile trek to Dolpo, as part of an expedition to study wild blue sheep. It was an arduous, sometimes dangerous, physical endeavour: exertion, blisters, blizzards, endless negotiations with sherpas, quaking cold. But it was also a 'journey of the heart' - amongst the beauty and indifference of the mountains Matthiessen was searching for solace. He was also searching for a glimpse of a snow leopard, a creature so rarely spotted as to be almost mythical.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RICHARD MABEY

Book information

ISBN: 9781784876845
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 915.40451
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 16506
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 406g
Height: 140mm
Width: 206mm
Spine width: 37mm