In his most challenging journey to date, Palin tackles the Himalayas, the greatest mountain range on earth. It is a virtually unbroken wall of rock stretching 1,800 miles from the borders of Afghanistan to south-west China. Penetrated but never conquered, it remains the world´s most majestic natural barrier, a magnificent wilderness that shapes the history and politics of Asia to this day. Having previously risen to the challenge of seas, poles, and deserts, the highest mountains in the world were a natural target for Michael Palin. In a journey rarely, if ever, attempted before, in 6 months of hard traveling Palin takes on the full length of the Himalaya including the Khyber Pass, the hidden valleys of the Hindu Kush, ancient cities like Peshawar and Lahore, the mighty peaks of K2, Annapurna, and Everest, the bleak and barren plateau of Tibet, the gorges of the Yangtze, the tribal lands of the Indo-Burmese border, and the vast Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh. He also passes through political flashpoints including Pakistan´s remote north-west frontier, terrorist-torn Kashmir, and the mountains of Nagaland. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Palin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/000298/bk_bbcw_000298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imagine setting off on a 12-day trek through the Himalayan wilderness to the foot of Mount Everest, experiencing the world´s most startling landscapes and vibrant Sherpa culture and struggling to catch your breath at nearly 18,000 feet above sea level - all without leaving your favorite listening chair.Doofus Dad Does Everest Base Camp brings that scenario to life.In April 2018, Tennessee writer Mark E. Johnson embarked on an epic, grueling, and often hilarious adventure - the 80-mile trek from Lukla, Nepal, to Mount Everest Base Camp - after launching an improbable trekking company a year earlier in the flatlands of the southeastern United States. This was Johnson´s first excursion out of the continental US, and this journey into the exotic country of Nepal was indeed a trial by fire (and ice). Hike alongside ´´Doofus Dad´´ on each part of this bucket list quest, from the starting point of Nashville, Tennessee, through a mind-numbing 23 hours of air travel into the suicidal traffic of Kathmandu, and on every day of the trek with equal parts lush detail and sly humor. Experience Kathmandu’s Hindu and Buddhist temples, the infamous Yeti´s Scalp of the Khumjung Monastery, a hysterical salsa dance lesson at 14,000 feet, and a crazy helicopter rescue. If you´re considering this adventure for yourself, then this book is an invaluable resource and contains the Everest Base Camp itinerary, daily trek statistics, gear lists, and training suggestions. The foreword is provided by mountaineering legend and Everest blogger, Alan Arnette, called ´´one of the world´s most respected chroniclers of Everest´´ by Outside Magazine. ´´This book is a must-have for the bookshelf of yesterday´s, today´s and tomorrow´s traveler,” says Arnette.The audiobook is read by Johnson and even includes sound effects from the trek itself! Johnson is a longtime freelancer and blog writer, best known for his Dave Barry-esque stories a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark E. Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133689/bk_acx0_133689_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.