Eccentric Explorers

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Eccentric + Extreme

Get in the saddle for a rip-roaring ride as you follow in the tracks of ten eccentric explores - each on a quest to unlock the secrets of reclusive Tibet. Are they nuts? Are they crackers? You bet. Among them you will find:

mad Yorkshireman Maurice Wilson, who set his sights on being the first to climb Everest - and to speed things up, decided to try and crashland a biplane on the lower ...

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Overview

Eccentric + Extreme

Get in the saddle for a rip-roaring ride as you follow in the tracks of ten eccentric explores - each on a quest to unlock the secrets of reclusive Tibet. Are they nuts? Are they crackers? You bet. Among them you will find:

mad Yorkshireman Maurice Wilson, who set his sights on being the first to climb Everest - and to speed things up, decided to try and crashland a biplane on the lower slopes...

secret agent Eric 'the Hatter' Bailey, who shot his way through Tibet, but who could be easily distracted - in the most life-threatening of situations-by the sighting of a new butterfly species...

the indomitable Alexandra David-Néel, an ex-opera singer who - when cornered by Tibetan bandits - let loose such a blood-curdling string of curses, they begged her to stop-fearing she was a wrathful demon...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780969337027
  • Publisher: Crazyhorse Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Pages: 397
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Heading into the Unknown 7

Blundering into Tibet Thomas Manning bags the explorer's trophy-by accident 13

Mission Impossible on the Tsangpo Kintup & the case of the phantom waterfall 45

Tibet with a Butterfly Net Eric Bailey strays into some highly perilous situations 73

Everest on Faith & Figs Maurice Wilson takes on the goddess of Everest 117

Horsing around in Shangri-La Joseph Rock rides again, guns at the ready 155

Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul Alexandra David-Néel indulges in Psychic Sports 183

Cracking the Tibetan Code Professor Giuseppe Tucci stumbles into a lost kingdom 227

Land of Snows & Silence Peter Aufschnaiter finds sanctuary in Lhasa 265

Tales from the Three-eyed Lama New Age guru Lobsang Rampa pushes the limits of reality 303

Cavalier of Curiosity Michel Peissel delves into CIA intrigue & more mysteries 335

The Dome of Inspiration Following in the Footsteps of the Explorers 367

Basecamp Glossary, cameos, timelines, research sources & credits 387

Touching Foreheads 400

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