Tuesday 1 October 2013

Trekking in the Himalaya - New Book from Cicerone Press

The latest book from Cicerone Press is filled with mouth-watering photos of the greatest mountain range on Earth along with accounts of twenty treks. The book is edited by well-known Cicerone author Kev Reynolds, who has contributed seven of the chapters. There are seven other authors, including myself with a chapter on trekking to Makalu Base Camp.

My copy of the book only arrived today so I've not had time to read much of it yet. I have flicked through the pictures though and been entranced and inspired. The blurb on the back cover says the book will 'feed the dreams and ambitions of all who love wild places'. It's certainly worked on me! I now have a great longing to return to the Himalaya. The problem will be deciding just where. The Manaslu Circuit looks marvellous. But then so does both treks to Kanchenjunga. And there's Nanga Parbat and the Nanda Devi Sanctuary and... and... and...

Trekkers dwarfed by Makalu

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting news of this Chris. I haven't been out there since 1992! And, chances are, I might not get back. But, it is books like this that can inspire us to put "legs to our dreams" as Hamish Brown once put it.

    I've been fortunate to visit the Solo Khumbu, Annapurna and Langtang regions and the memories of those places, and the people who live there, will never leave me.

    Dave Porter