I was disappointed in this book.
Others disagree. It’s got fairly good ratings on GoodReads.
I learned very little about the Himalayas. Indeed most of the book has him nowhere near the mountains. He’s road walking in the lowlands.
I assume Lev’s boring route had to do with logistics for the film crew following along.
Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel ran much higher trails by comparison.
The book is poorly written too.
He got travel advice from the Dalai Lama. That bit I enjoyed.
And the tale of their vehicle crash was horrific. One of the real dangers of the Himalaya is motor vehicle accident.
related – TV series – Walking the Himalayas