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Through a Land of Extremes

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Through a Land of Extremes by Elizabeth Clinch, Nick Clinch

On August 4, 1895, at a 19,000 foot pass on the north side of Goring La in Tibet, only 48 miles from Lhasa, a 43-year-old Englishman, his 55-year-old wife, and a fox terrier confronted over 150 Tibetans armed with primitive matchlocks. The Englishman was St. George Littledale. His wife, Teresa, had shared in all of his adventures. In the 19th century, Teresa and George Littledale were known as the greatest English explorers of their day, journeying further into the hidden lands of Asia than any Western explorer had previously achieved. Yet, because they never published their own account of their journeys, for more than a century their story has remained largely forgotten. Now, the authors, having discovered the Littledales' diaries and letters, have for the first time pieced together their remarkable, adventurous, and courageous lives.

About the Author

Elizabeth Clinch and Nicholas Clinch have been to Chinese Central Asia, visiting the places the Littledales stayed. Nicholas Clinch is former executive director of the Sierra Club Foundation and President of the American Alpine Club. He organized and led Himalayan expeditions and an Antarctic Expedition. They live in Palo Alto, California. Sir Chris Bonington is a mountaineer and the author of Annapurna South Face and Everest: The Unclimbed Ridge.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2009

Author

Elizabeth Clinch, Nick Clinch

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Publisher

Sutton Publishing Ltd an imprint of The History Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
324 pages

Categories

Classic travel writing

ISBN

9780750947831

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