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Across the Frozen Himalaya: The Epic Winter Ski Traverse From Karakoram to Lipu Lekh

Harish Kohli, Indus, 2000, 296 p, col. photos, ISBN : 817387106X, $0.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Across the Frozen Himalaya: The Epic Winter Ski Traverse From Karakoram to Lipu Lekh/Harish Kohli

Contents: Preface. 1. The Nansen spirit. 2. Valley of the shadow of death. 3. Across the roof of the world. 4. Chang Thang: the shrivelled moon. 5. The phantom menace. 6. Land of Ibex and Snow Leopard. 7. Biting cold--burning sun. 8. Pilgrimage to the house of the Gods. 9. Frozen flowers. 10. In the footsteps of the great explorers. 11. A serendipitous journey. Appendices: 1. The nature of adventure and leadership. 2. The Ski-Himalaya expedition. 3. Daily progress chart and useful data. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

"Across the Frozen Himalaya is an account of the first ever Ski traverse from the Karakoram pass to the Lipu Lekh pass, a 2,000 kilometre epic through the coldest winter in the previous two decades. The Ski-Himalaya expedition crossed twenty passes, including three that were hitherto unknown.

"Harish Kohli vividly conveys the Painstaking Preparations, The Physical Suffering, The Near-tragedies and the Compassion, Humour and Self-Sacrifice of His Companions." (jacket)

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