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This is an original book, now many times reprinted. 1940 by Alfred A. Knopf of New York.
Written by Marco Pallis. (A Classic Book on Mountaineering, Buddhism and Tibet).
Has chapters on Sikkhim and Ladak in the 1930's, as well as the River Ganges and Gangotri.
One color plate, 95 illustrations and 3 maps.
Subjectively the account of two Himalayan expeditions in 1933 and
1936, including the ascent of Riwo Pargyul (22,210 ft.) and Central
Satopant'h Peak (20,060 ft.), N. E. of Simla and an attempt on
Simvu (22,360 ft.) near Siniolchu, and extensive journeys over
the divide beyond Simla, Darjeeling, and in Kashmir; the greater
part of the book deals with the intimate contact of the writer with
the lamas of several of the Buddhist monasteries visited, a contact
made possible by the writer's command of Tibetan.

Please note that I do not have the dust jacket for this. This is a stock image used.

Tibet, Buddhism, Himalayan Mountains
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