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EXPERIENCES OF MODERN-DAY HIMALAYA AFICIONADOS
In spite of its severe climate and treacherous terrains, the Himalayas have beckoned travellers from all over the world to savour the beauty of remote unknown stretches, experience the intriguing cultural traditions of the land. Read the accounts of Himalaya, by the modern day enthusiasts. Know the magnificent, majestic Himalayas, its music, its mysteries, its magic.
Title: A Day To Die For: 1996: Everest’s Worst Disaster- One Survivor’s Personal Journey to Uncover the Truth
Author: Graham Ratcliffe
Year of Publication: 2011
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company
Language: English
The story is a personal account by the Author-the first British Climber to make it to the summit of Mt. Everest twice, who unfortunately was also a first-hand witness to the tragedy that took place on the fateful night of May in 1996. A Day to Die For actually reveals the various incidents and unaccounted events that took place before the mishap.
 
     
 
 
Title: A Hermit in the Himalayas
Author: Paul Brunton
Year of Publication: 2006
Publisher: Hesperides Press
Language: English
A magnificent blend of travelogue and spiritual learning, the book follows the author on his journey to Mount Kailash through the Himalayan ranges. The author describes the snow covered peaks and high-desert landscapes and the lessons he learned from the holy men during his journey...
     
 
Title: A Step Away from Paradise: A Tibetan Lama’s Extraordinary Journey to a Land of Immortality
Author: Thomas K. Shor
Year of Publication: 2012
Publisher: Merri Hill Press
Language: English
A famous legend about a Tibetan Lama, known to be a learned mystic, holds that he led 300 followers to a hidden land of Immortality in order to ‘open the way’ approximately in the 12th century. A Step away from Paradise is the story of the author who set out in search of survivors of that visionary expedition to the same land, now known as Beyul.
 
     
 
 
Title: Across Peaks And Passes In Kumaun Himalaya
Author: Harish Kapadia
Year of Publication: 2003
Publisher: Indus Publishing Company
Language: English
The book based on the author's visits to Kumaun gives an account of summits, unknown passes and remote valleys. The author takes us through transformation of Kumaun from an ancient civilization to a tourist destination.
     
 
Title: Across The Frozen Himalaya
Author: Harish Kohli
Year of Publication: 2004
Publisher: Indus Publishing Company
Language: English
This is an account of the first ever ski traverse from the Karakoram Pass to the Lipu Lekh Pass, a 2000-kilometre real life epic across 20 high mountain passes in the coldest winter in last two decades. The author recounts the suffering, the tragedies and the humour and self-sacrifice of his companions.