To a Mountain in Tibet

By: Thubron, Colin

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The master of travel writing at his most elegiac and luminous best tackling an arduous Tibetan mountain and his mother's recent death.
In his new book, Colin Thubron travels to Tibet, and takes the pilgrimage route to Kailas, the most sacred of the world's mountains, holy to one fifth of the earth's people, but rarely visited by westerners. Buddhists and Hindus have ritually circled the mountain for centuries, but its steepest slopes are sacrosanct and no one has ever climbed to the summit. Thubron made the expedition shortly after his mother's death, and his hike through a challenging terrain of rocks, lakes and remote monasteries is perhaps one of his most personal and poetic books to date.

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

Title: To a Mountain in Tibet

Author Name: Thubron, Colin

Categories: Geography and Travel,

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2011-02-03

ISBN Number: 0701183799

ISBN Number 13: 9780701183790

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo)

Seller ID: 103673

Description: 227 pages. Robust recyclable packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide