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Titre : Arka Tagh. The Mysterious Mountains. Signed ...
Éditeur : The Ernest Press, UK
Date d'édition : 1994
Reliure : Blue hardback cloth cover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : First Edition.
154pp. Photographic plates in colour and b/w. With dust jacket Signed by the author on the title page. VG : in very good condition. Pictorial endpapers. In clear protective wraps. N° de réf. du libraire j8656
Synopsis : The story of an expedition into one of the last unexplored regions of the earth. Isolated by the Taklamakan Desert to the North and the Tibetan wastes to the south, the region has remained largely ignored since the desperate forays of a handful of Victorian explorers.
Critique: A well-told tale of travel in remote areas, in the Shipton/Tilman tradition.
We should be grateful to the Ernest Press for publishing this valuable work. -- The Alpine Journal/High Magazine
Holgate’s fresh and occasionally funny account skilfully blends history, speculation and hindsight into the narrative. -- Labyrinth (SOAS)
It took him ten years to obtain Chinese consent and finally to make the journey, travelling with one British Companion, Tim Martin, and Huang Min as co-leader. -- Geoffrey Templeman, The Alpine Journal
This book shows not only that with purpose and tenacity can the impossible be achieved, but also that the small light expedition is alive and well and thriving. -- Asian Affairs
This is the wonderful story of the modern Englishman abroad, eccentric in its conception, humorous and entertaining in the telling. -- The Great Outdoors
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