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An unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas

In 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard. Matthiessen, a student of Zen Buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain. As the climb proceeds, Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one, with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, impermanence, and beauty.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A beautiful book, and worthy of the mountains he is among.”

    Paul Theroux, New York Times bestselling author

  • “An evocative account of a remote and timeless place and its people.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “What began as a practical search for the rare snow leopard, revered Buddhist emblem, developed into a quest for the meaning of Being. An enjoyable combination of mountaineering and mysticism.”

    Observer (London)

  • “As much the chronicle of an inner journey as it is the learned recording of an unfamiliar territory…a timeless account.”

    Independent (London)

  • “A classic of modern nature writing…[A] sense of wonder at the world’s beauty…pervades Matthiessen’s book.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “It’s a tale of an inner struggle for calm, and would be an inspiring and sustaining desert island companion.”

    Emily Barr, author of The Perfect Lie

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