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Having risen to the challenge of seas, poles, dhows and deserts, the highest mountains in the world were a natural target for Michael Palin. In a journey rarely, if ever, attempted before, in 6 months of hard travelling Palin takes on the full length of the Himalaya including the Khyber Pass, the hidden valleys of the Hindu Kush, ancient cities like Peshawar and Lahore, the mighty peaks of K2, Annapurna and Everest, the gorges of the Yangtze, the tribal lands of the Indo-Burmese border and the vast Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh. Facing altitudes as high as 17,500 feet as well as some of the world's deepest gorges, Palin also passed through political flashpoints like Pakistan's remote north-west frontier, terrorist-torn Kashmir and the mountains of Nagaland, only recently open to visitors. Michael Palin is a fantastic writer and the text reads beautifully, making this a perfect read for the armchair traveller.
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OVER 800,000 HARDBACKS SOLD HIMALAYA went straight to NUMBER ONE in its first week of publication and stayed there for over 3 months Over 9 million people watched the first episode of the TV programme SAHARA sold over 180,000 copies in paperback and was an enormous success. Paperback was a SUNDAY TIMES top ten bestseller for over 3 months Like Sahara, this is great value - 64 pages of full colour photographs and the full text of the hardback all for an excellent price 'The ultimate armchair travel book' Guardian 'Coupled with his eye for detail, he has the diarist's willingness to try anything and to laugh at himself' Independent

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Michael Palin is one of the most popular comic figures of our time. His exploits with the Monty Python team and in subsequent films such as A FISH CALLED WANDA are now the stuff of legend. It is as the adventurous traveller of his major television series however that he has acquired a vast and loyal following.


Palin is the Python we all want to go abroad with * Observer * A glorious travel book * Daily Mail * Brisk, fresh and makes you want to go where he has gone * Daily Telegraph * Coupled with his eye for detail, he has the diarist's willingness to try anything and to laugh at himself ... travel-writing of unpretentious charm and enjoyable originality * Independent * The ultimate armchair travel book * Guardian *

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