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mountain in Tibet

Allen, Charles

mountain in Tibet

the search for Mount Kailas and the sources of the great rivers of India

by Allen, Charles

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Published by Abacus in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Allen, Charles, -- 1940- -- Journeys -- China -- Tibet.,
  • Mountaineering -- China -- Kailas, Mount.,
  • Tibet (China) -- Description and travel.,
  • Kailas, Mount (China)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCharles Allen.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination254 p., [8] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages254
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22019069M
    ISBN 100349104964

    “Colin Thubron is the intrepid, resourceful and immensely talented writer who has made a career out of going to out of the way places and then writing brilliantly about them.”—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World “Thanks to Thubron, we encounter a world which, in. There are countless high mountains in Tibet, and ancientTibetansbelieved that Godsresided on every one of them. The worshipof mountain Godswas one of the most important formsof natureworshipamong ancientTibetans; it was fundamental to their entire beliefsystem. Each mountain Godpossessed his own territory and was in charge of particular affairs.

      The 14 th highest mountain in the world, Shishapangma comes in at number nine and is the fifth highest mountain in Tibet and the highest mountain that is wholly in Tibet. Also known as Gosainthan, Shishapangma was the last of the mighty 8,+ meter peaks to be climbed, as its location within Tibet made foreign access to the mountain almost impossible for many years. To a mountain in Tibet. [Colin Thubron] -- Offers an intimate travelogue of the author's trek to Kailas, the holiest mountain in Tibet, in the wake of the death of his mother and the loss of his family. Book: All Authors / Contributors: Colin Thubron. Find more information about: ISBN:

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