Through a Land of Extremes: The Littledales of Central Asia [NOOK Book]

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For thirty years, St. George Littledale and his wife Teresa mounted expeditions in North America and Asia. Through a Land of Extremes gives a taste for a bygone time of travel into uncharted, unknown territory, when adventurers lived by a combination of wit, charm, and luck. Of independent means, the Littledales began in the American Rockies, Yellowstone, and Alaska. These trips were followed by expeditions in the late 1880s in the Caucasus, the Pamirs, Russian Central Asia, and...

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Overview

For thirty years, St. George Littledale and his wife Teresa mounted expeditions in North America and Asia. Through a Land of Extremes gives a taste for a bygone time of travel into uncharted, unknown territory, when adventurers lived by a combination of wit, charm, and luck. Of independent means, the Littledales began in the American Rockies, Yellowstone, and Alaska. These trips were followed by expeditions in the late 1880s in the Caucasus, the Pamirs, Russian Central Asia, and Mongolia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594855153
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 10/29/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 324
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Nicholas Clinch is a mountaineering bibliophile, the former executive director of the Sierra Club Foundation, and past president of the American Alpine Club. He has led Himalayan expeditions, including 1958 expedition to Gasherbrum 1 that culminated in America's only first ascent of an 8000 meter peak. He also led teams making the first ascent of Masherbrum in 1960 and Mount Vinson in Antarctica in 1967.
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Table of Contents

Foreword vi

Expedition Chronology vii

Maps viii

Epigraph xii

Introduction: On the Trail of the Littledales 1

1 Central Asia, Land of Extremes 11

2 Teresa Harris 20

3 St. George Littledale 40

4 Together 51

5 From the Rockies to the Caucasus 69

6 The Alai and the Altai 80

7 Across the Pamirs 91

8 To Gilgit 105

9 On to India 121

10 Across Central Asia 132

11 To Peking 146

12 Toward Tibet 163

13 From Kashgar to Cherchen 173

14 The Akka Tagh 183

15 The Chang Tang 197

16 Confrontation 208

17 Return 225

18 Russians and Royalty 240

19 The Clock Years 258

20 The Last Expedition 269

The Clock Winders 277

Glossary 278

Notes 280

Bibliography 303

Acknowledgements 312

Index 315

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