The Snow Leopard

Peter Matthiessen



  • Vintage Classics
  • 2020
  • ISBN 9781784876845
  • 368 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 21 × 13.5 × 3.5 cm

This is the account of a journey to the dazzling Tibetan plateau of Dolpo in the high Himalayas. In 1973 Matthiessen made the 250-mile trek to Dolpo, as part of an expedition to study wild blue sheep. It was an arduous, sometimes dangerous, physical endeavour: exertion, blisters, blizzards, endless negotiations with sherpas, quaking cold. But it was also a ‚journey of the heart‘ – amongst the beauty and indifference of the mountains Matthiessen was searching for solace. He was also searching for a glimpse of a snow leopard, a creature so rarely spotted as to be almost mythical

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