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The Resource Hell or high water : surviving Tibet's Tsangpo River, Peter Heller

Hell or high water : surviving Tibet's Tsangpo River, Peter Heller

Label
Hell or high water : surviving Tibet's Tsangpo River
Title
Hell or high water
Title remainder
surviving Tibet's Tsangpo River
Statement of responsibility
Peter Heller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It is the Everest of rivers, a maelstrom of water and rocks, gradient and flow. It is the world's last great adventure prize, remote, forbidding, and hidden from Western eyes. Long considered unrunnable, the Tsangpo River has drawn extreme kayakers since the sport was born. It's killed them too. One group did it. A mammoth, old-school adventure team led by a young, fiery river cowboy battled the white water, their Sherpa, and a Himalayan winter to log the first descent of the Tsangpo. Peter Heller, himself an accomplished kayaker, was along for the ride. In this beautifully written and exciting tale, he takes us into the water and down the cataclysmic vertical drops, painting a portrait of a grand adventure in a place that time never touched
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heller, Peter
Dewey number
797.122/4/09515
Index
index present
LC call number
GV776.7.T55
LC item number
H45 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kayaking
  • Kayaking
  • Tibet (China)
  • Brahmaputra River
Label
Hell or high water : surviving Tibet's Tsangpo River, Peter Heller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-278)
Contents
The assignment -- Lhasa to Pe -- The river -- Tripe to Selung Creek -- Kintup the Tailor -- Gyala to Doug's ledges -- Doug's ledges to the spur -- Pemakochung -- The Kondrasong La to Kondrasong La Falls -- Northeast Straits to Pine Camp -- The grand portage -- Gogden -- The Lower Gorge
Control code
ocm55701386
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 278 p.
Isbn
9781579548728
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004014410
Label
Hell or high water : surviving Tibet's Tsangpo River, Peter Heller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-278)
Contents
The assignment -- Lhasa to Pe -- The river -- Tripe to Selung Creek -- Kintup the Tailor -- Gyala to Doug's ledges -- Doug's ledges to the spur -- Pemakochung -- The Kondrasong La to Kondrasong La Falls -- Northeast Straits to Pine Camp -- The grand portage -- Gogden -- The Lower Gorge
Control code
ocm55701386
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 278 p.
Isbn
9781579548728
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004014410

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