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Mountains of the Middle Kingdom


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Exploring the High Peaks of China and Tibet

By Galen Rowell

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Published by Century Publishing, London, 1985, 1st UK Edition (First published by Sierra Club Books in the US in 1983), Insc, D/w, Fine.    Galen Rowell (1940-2002) was an accomplished American mountaineer, wilderness photographer, author and adventure photojournalist, who was tragically killed, along with his wife, in a plane crash in California in 2002.  Large format volume with the usual excellent colour photography from Rowell, one of the pre-eminent photographers of the outdoor world.  This acclaimed volume is a result of Rowell’s extensive travels in China and Tibet soon after the borders were re-opened in 1980, following a thirty year period of being completely sealed off from foreign travel.  This thorough documentation recreates journeys of past explorers which, combined with Rowell’s own expeditions, is divided into six parts – Mustagh Ata, Tian Shan, Inner Tibet, Chomolungma, Minya Konka and Anye Machin.  There is also a useful Chronology of Mountain Exploration for the region and a bibliography.  Illustrated in black-and-white and colour, with over 80 superb colour illustrations.

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Weight1.65 kg