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Author Heller, Peter, 1959-

Title Hell or high water : surviving Tibet's Tsangpo River / Peter Heller.

Publication Info. Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  797.1224 HELLER    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  797.12 H36    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  797.122 HEL    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  797.122 HE    Check Shelf
Description ix, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 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.
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.
Subject Kayaking -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Kayaking -- Brahmaputra River.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Description and travel.
Brahmaputra River -- Description and travel.
Kayaking. (OCoLC)fst00986572
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Asia -- Brahmaputra River. (OCoLC)fst01243284
China -- Tibet Autonomous Region. (OCoLC)fst01758817
Other Form: Online version: Heller, Peter, 1959- Hell or high water. Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale, ©2004 (OCoLC)607484331
ISBN 1579548725 (hardcover)
9781579548728 (hardcover)
9780452286740 (paperback)
0452286743 (paperback)
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