White Mountain: A Cultural Adventure Through the Himalayas

White Mountain: A Cultural Adventure Through the Himalayas

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Home to mythical kingdoms, wars and expeditions, and strange and magical beasts, the Himalayas have always loomed tall in our imagination.  These mountains, home to Buddhists, Bonpos, Jains, Muslims, Hindus, shamans and animists, to name only a few, are a place of pilgrimage and dreams, revelation and war, massacre and invasion, but also peace and unutterable calm. They are a central hub of the world’s religion, as well as a climber’s challenge and a traveler’s dream.  


In an exploration of the region's seismic history, Robert Twigger, author of Red Nile and Angry White Pyjamas, unravels some of these seemingly disparate journeys and the unexpected links between them. Following a winding path across the Himalayas to its physical end in Nagaland on the Indian-Burmese border, Twigger encounters incredible stories from a unique cast of mountaineers and mystics, pundits and prophets. The result is a sweeping, enthralling and surprising journey through the history of the world's greatest mountain range.

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Title:White Mountain: A Cultural Adventure Through the Himalayas
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  • Rachel

    Awesome, beautiful read! But definitely read Into Thin Air and 7 Years in Tibet first, and be familiar with Himalayan geography. The book is very contextual and expects a baseline of knowledge haha. ...

  • Kirsty

    I came across a copy of Robert Twigger's White Mountain: Real and Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas whilst browsing for books to take on holiday. I hadn't heard of it before, but was very much intrig...

  • Tfalcone

    Thank You Net Galley for the free ARC. The Himalayas have always had a mythical quality for me and I imagine for many others. This book does a great job of bringing you the history, the mythology, the...

  • Prachiti Talathi

    White Mountain - Real and Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas.. the title sound interesting. I picked up the book because of this title. The book is quite a door stopper size. Starts with Ancient histo...

  • Ulrika Eriksson

    There are a lot of small goodies in this book in which Twigger is mapping how people through the ages have tried, or not tried, to conquer these mountains, by many regarded as holy or magic. Intertwin...

  • Peter

    If you enjoy Twigger's unique mix of physical and mental exertion, his ability to find worlds of meaning in the unregarded, his making plain complex issues through real common sense, if you have found...

  • David

    Part travelogue; part cultural anthropology; part history; part philosophy; part adventure narrative. Unfortunately, the parts do not form a great whole. There is much to recommend this book for the m...

  • Peter

    An enjoyable mix of short stories, from the simple (climb this mountain) to the obscure (history of Buddhism). I enjoyed some and found other impossible to read. Definitely a sideways look at the Hima...