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
Our favourite site covering adventure worldwide — including hiking — has moved to a new URL:
The new theme looks great too. Follow them on the site, Facebook or Twitter.
related – The Adventure Podcast
It’s difficult to get a reservation for our #1 hike in the world.
Be on the phone at 8am Pacific Standard Time to book for summer 2019.
Kristen of Bear Foot Theory posted a nice summary.
My New Year’s Resolution is to hike the Huemul in 2019.
A loop hike around Cerro Huemul in Patagonia, near Cerro Fitz Roy, Los Glaciares National Park.
Day 1 = El Chalten to Laguna Toro, 15km, 4 hours
Day 2 = Laguna Toro to Paso Viento Refuge, 12km, 5 hours
Day 3 = Refuge to Lago Viedme, 18km, 5 hours
Day 4 = Lago Viedma to Bahia Tunel, 18km, 4 hours.
Plus another 8km (1.5 hours) to El Chalten
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The ground in this Quebec forest looks like it’s breathing.
This happens when the root system of the surrounding trees hold each other together while the wind whips the tops back and forth …
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