Among the Mountains: Travels Through Asia

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Wilfred Thesiger, this century's greatest living explorer, recalls his travels among the mountain ranges of Asia.  Eventful, interesting and remarkable achievements in their own right, the Asian journeys - among the Hindu Kush, the Karakorams and the Pamirs - have inspired many of the finest photographs Thesiger has ever taken and contribute significantly to his standing as a great traveller and explorer. Spanning a period of over 30 years (1951-1983) this book draws on Thesiger's original diaries of his various journeys and his vivid memories of them, and includes some 80 or so previously unpublished photographs of the stunning mountain scenery he saw and the people he encountered.

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"I felt an uplift of the spirit. Never had I seen such country." This was Wilfred Thesiger's reaction when he first laid eyes on the snow-capped mountain ranges of Iraqi Kurdistan. The celebrated British explorer had always been drawn to mountains, and, over the course of thirty years, he fulfilled his dream of traveling the awesome ranges of the Karakorams, the Hindu Kush, and Ladakh. Drawing on his unpublished diaries, Thesiger brilliantly documents the hardships, dangers, and rewards of mountain travel. Each of his journeys has a singular quality, captured in some of the finest photos he has ever taken--images of startling beauty, many of which are reproduced here for the first time. Wilfred Thesiger is the author of such classic works as Arabian Sands, Marsh Arabs, and My Kenya Days.

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Wilfred Thesiger was born in 1910 in Ethiopia. From 1930 Thesiger travelled through remote areas of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. His journeys and his books have won him numerous prestigious awards over the years. In 1968 he was made a CBE; he was honoured with a KBE in 1995.

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