Trekking (Outside Adventure Travel Series)

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Outside Books introduces a unique series of international sport/travel guides: your favorite adventure sports, our top picks—worldwide—of where to pursue them.
Follow in the footsteps of early twentieth-century explorers on twenty treks spanning six continents that range from Everest Base Camp to a pilgrimage across the Pyrenees. They include: the mysterious Ruwenzori mountains in the heart of Africa; five classic Himalayan tours, including the Annapurna Circuit and ...

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Overview

Outside Books introduces a unique series of international sport/travel guides: your favorite adventure sports, our top picks—worldwide—of where to pursue them.
Follow in the footsteps of early twentieth-century explorers on twenty treks spanning six continents that range from Everest Base Camp to a pilgrimage across the Pyrenees. They include: the mysterious Ruwenzori mountains in the heart of Africa; five classic Himalayan tours, including the Annapurna Circuit and seldom-visited Snow Lake; an adventure to the Tekes River Valley in central Asia, country rarely seen by Westerners since the Soviets sealed off the region in the 1920s; sunset from the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, the highest point in Africa; a hut-to-hut trek in Italy’s storied Dolomites; and a llama trek through the surreal redrock desert canyons of southern Utah’s Escalante.

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Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
This gorgeously illustrated guide to hiking in exotic locales around the world features beautiful color photos, giving this appeal to armchair travelers as well as trekkers. Journalist Noland describes 20 treks across six continents, ranging from Mount Kailas in Tibet to the Ruwenzori mountains in Africa to a llama trek through the desert canyons of Utah. Noland rates the difficulty of each trek, the skills required, the comfort level, best time to go, and the cost, listing reliable local guides, outfitters, and tour operators, with phone numbers and Web sites. There are sidebars on topics like yak fights and altitude sickness, and lists of recommended reading. A lovely and unusual travel book. Outside Adventure Travel. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2001, Norton, 216p, illus, maps, bibliogs, index, 23cm, 00-048117, $21.00. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick; March 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 2)
Booknews
"A trek is a long-distance multi-day walk...during which the walker is required neither to carry heavy loads nor prepare meals"<-->(from the introduction). Travel journalist Noland describes treks to isolated destinations in countries such as Nepal, Tanzania, Pakistan, Chile, Italy, Sikkim, Morocco, Tibet, the US, Panama, and Kazakhstan. The 20 treks are rated according to difficulty, required skills, comfort, and cost. The text is accompanied by numerous color photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393320725
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Series: Outside Destinations
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Journalist David Noland has traveled just about everywhere and written about it for Outside, The New York Times, and other publications. He is the author of Travels Along the Edge: 40 Ultimate Adventures for the Modern Nomad.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
1 Nepal: Gokyo & Everest Base Camp 34
2 Tanzania: Kilimanjaro 44
3 Pakistan: Snow Lake 52
4 Chile: The Paine Circuit 60
5 Italy: The Dolomites Traverse 68
6 Uganda: The Ruwenzori 78
7 India: Ladakh: Across Zanskar 86
8 New Zealand: The Milford Track 94
9 Peru: The Inca Trail 102
10 Sikkim: The Kanchenjunga Trek 112
11 Switzerland: The Haute Route 120
12 Morocco: The High Atlas 128
13 Tibet: The Mount Kailas Circuit 138
14 Utah: Llama-Trekking in Escalante Canyon 146
15 Panama: The Darien Gap 154
16 Kazakhstan: Foothills of the Tian Shan 162
17 Mexico: Copper Canyon 172
18 Nepal: Inner Dolpo 180
19 Spain: El Camino de Santiago 188
20 Argentina: The Northwest Frontier 196
Outfitters 206
Selected Sources 211
Photo Credits 212
Index 213
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