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Forbidden Mountains
     

Forbidden Mountains

by Vivien Lougheed
 
Forbidden Mountains describes the unforgettable journey of two women who embark on the ultimate adventure: to sneak into Tibet from northern Pakistan and cross the country via the South Route, largely unknown to outsiders. Tibet's occupying force - China - has devised unique punishments for travellers who defy its no-go policy, but Vivien and Joanne decide

Overview

Forbidden Mountains describes the unforgettable journey of two women who embark on the ultimate adventure: to sneak into Tibet from northern Pakistan and cross the country via the South Route, largely unknown to outsiders. Tibet's occupying force - China - has devised unique punishments for travellers who defy its no-go policy, but Vivien and Joanne decide it's worth the risks to visit one of the world's most mysterious and holy lands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780920576618
Publisher:
Caitlin Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Born in Winnipeg in 1943, Vivien Lougheed was raised by her Polish grandparents who instilled within her a desire for adventure. From her home base of Prince George she has travelled extensively throughout British Columbia, China, Pakistan, the Mediterranean, Central and South America, Africa, the Himalayas of Tibet and Nepal. In her first book, 'Central America by Chickenbus' (1986), she all but coined the term that is now synonymous with local transportationand travelling on the cheap. Since then she has written more than ten books including 'Kluane National ParkHiking Guide, Forbidden Mountains, TungstenJohn', (co-written with her husband) and 'From the Chilcotin to the Chilkoot: Selected Hikes of Northern BC'

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