By Michael Palin
During this his such a lot difficult trip, Michael Palin tackles the Himalaya, the best mountain variety on the earth, a nearly unbroken wall of rock stretching 1800 miles from the borders of Afghanistan to south-west China. Penetrated yet by no means conquered, it is still the world's such a lot majestic common barrier, a powerful barren region that shapes the heritage and politics of Asia to today. Having risen to the problem of seas, poles, dhows and deserts, the top mountains on the planet have been a traditional objective for Michael Palin. In a trip not often, if ever, tried sooner than, in 6 months of difficult traveling Palin takes at the complete size of the Himalaya together with the Khyber move, the hidden valleys of the Hindu Kush, historical towns like Peshawar and Lahore, the potent peaks of K2, Annapurna and Everest, the grim and barren plateau of Tibet, the gorges of the Yangtze, the tribal lands of the Indo-Burmese border and the mammoth Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh. dealing with altitudes as excessive as 17,500 ft in addition to many of the world's inner most gorges, Palin additionally gone through political flashpoints like Pakistan's distant north-west frontier, terrorist-torn Kashmir and the mountains of Nagaland, only in the near past open to viewers. that they had a broom with the Maoists whereas filming in Nepal and recommendation from the Dalai Lama ahead of crossing into Tibet. This e-book, compiled from his diaries, documents the excitement and ache of a unprecedented trip. Basil Pao, the encouraged photographer of SAHARA, complete CIRCLE and POLE TO POLE, captures the sensational fantastic thing about the best mountain surroundings on this planet. this is often experience on the very optimum point.