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Colin Thubron's first travel book since his acclaimed 2006 Shadow of the Silk Road exemplifies the writing skills and keen observational powers that have brought him acclaim as one of the last of the great gentleman travel memoirists. To a Mountain in Tibet takes us on a measured pilgrimage from isolated Nepal to Tibet's Mount Kailas, a snowy, majestic peak sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Thru Thubron's words, we witness the convergence of numerous disparate pilgrims on this holy site and the many monasteries that surround it; we also experience his own deep remembrances of personal family losses. A major book by the award-winning travel author of Among the Russians, The Lost Heart of Asia, and In Siberia.