White Mountain

Author(s): Robert Twigger


Home to mythical kingdoms, wars and expeditions, and strange and magical beasts, the Himalayas have always loomed tall in our imagination. Overrun at different times by Buddhism, Taoism, shamanism, Islam and Christianity, they are a grand central station of the world's religions. They are also a plant hunter's paradise, a climber's challenge, and a traveller's dream. In his quest to explore the region's seismic history, Twigger seeks out the Nagas, who helped his grandfather build a camp for Allied soldiers near Imphal during the Second World War and takes the most scenic bike ride in the world from Lhasa to Kathmandu. The result is a sweeping, fascinating and surprising journey through the history of the world's greatest mountain range.


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Hopelessly drawn to this magical region, Robert Twigger approaches the Himalayas to unravel some of those real and imaginary trips and the unexpected links between them. As he travels the winding trail through the mountains to its end in Nagaland and the Indo-Burmese border, Twigger uncovers incredible tales from an assortment of mountaineers and mystics, gurus and prophets. The result is a captivating, surprising and far-reaching journey through the history of the highest mountain range in the world. Paul, The Book Grocer.

Robert Twigger is a British author, poet and adventurer. After attending Oxford University he trained with the Tokyo Riot Police, which became the subject of his bestselling book ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS. He has been awarded the Newdigate Prize for poetry, the Somerset Maugham Award for Literature and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. He led the expedition that was the first to cross the Great Sand Sea of the Egyptian Sahara solely on foot, and another that was the first to cross Western Canada in a birchbark canoe since 1793. He is the author of nine books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as several collections of poetry. www.roberttwigger.com @roberttwigger

General Fields

  • : 9781474604369
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • : 0.642
  • : September 2016
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2016
  • : books

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  • : Robert Twigger
  • : 480
  • : 915.49604
  • : English
  • : 1
  • : Paperback