By Garry Weare
Garry Weare is enigmatic, humorous and he has a big moral sense. He brings into the tale of his Himalayan traverse a succession of vignettes approximately people's lives that he meets alongside the best way, correct heritage, average background observations and a pleasant sprinkling of his inimitable experience of humour. the heat of his relationships along with his outdated Kashmiri acquaintances and diverse humans from the hiking fraternity provides an excellent size to this journeyman's story.
Weare's finely rendered tale of his five-month trek from the sacred resource of the Ganges throughout the Kullu Valley, Zanskar and Ladakh to his houseboat in Kashmir is remarkably wonderful. the folks he meets and travels with are fully-fledged characters that the reader involves recognize and care approximately whereas the Himalaya, captured in all their style, solid their spell. it's as though the act of strolling permits the writer to totally comprehend the entire nuances – non secular, environmental, social and political – of this inspiring area. an extended stroll within the Himalaya is a booklet to appreciate, a ebook that the reader will go back to time and again.
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