A Different Definition of Flat

A Different Definition of Flat

by Kevin Walker

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This is a book about Nepal as it was in April 2014, before the devastating earthquake. More than simply a travelogue or an adventure story, it describes a journey of discovery through Sherpa culture and the wonders of the Khumbu region.

Based on the author's experiences of flying to Kathmandu, then trekking from Lukla to Gorak Shep, visiting Kalapatthar overlooking Everest Base Camp and subsequently climbing Imja Tse (Island Peak - 6189m), it follows a very personal journey from the inception of the idea in the UK, through the journey itself, to the return. It is a story of opposites... of triumph and tragedy; beauty and ugliness; hope and despair.

Illustrated with photographs taken during the trek, and using information taken from the author's personal journal kept before, during and after the trek, this book attempts to explore not just the sights, sounds and smells of the area, but also feelings it generated. It also looks at how people are affected by their environment, and touches on the ways in which the area has been both used and abused by outside interests.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151567459
Publisher: Mountainacts
Publication date: 06/12/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Kevin Walker is a self-confessed mountain addict who lives in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, UK. Perhaps best known for his navigation courses, he has been running hill skills training and walking breaks for over 35 years, and offers private guiding, personal tuition and 1:1 coaching throughout Wales and the more mountainous regions of the UK. He also writes books and articles about outdoor skills; guidebooks, articles and blogs about walking through the mountains and heritage of Wales; and he publishes a fast-expanding series of local guidebooks under the banner "Heritage Guides". He has trekked and climbed all over the world, most recently in the Nepalese Himalayas. You can find out more on his website at www.mountain-activities.com, or you can follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kwmountainactivities, or on Twitter at @mountainacts.

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