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Into the Heart of the Himalayas - Jono Lineen

Into the Heart of the Himalayas

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Published: 1st April 2014
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The amazing story of the first man to walk alone along the length of the Himalayas

The tragic death of Jono Lineen's younger brother is the catalyst for his move to the Himalayas to spend eight years among the world's highest mountains. No-one had ever before attempted to walk the length of the Western Himalayas alone, but Jono's intentions were more psychological than physical. It was about immersing himself in the Himalayan culture he had grown to love, assimilating the wisdom of the place and coming to terms with his loss.

The experience of those years culminates in this fascinating memoir, Into the Heart of the Himalayas: a 2700-kilometre, solo trekking odyssey from Pakistan to Nepal.

Jono's openness with everyone he meets on the trail ;from Pakistani military officers to Tibetan lamas and naked Hindu Saddhus lies at the heart one of the most complete portraits of the Himalayas ever written.

Jono Lineen ;a lone, disarming man ;crosses borders, religions, castes, languages and philosophical boundaries to find the way to embrace his future.

About the Author

Jono Lineen is a writer and public speaker whose passion for landscape and humankind's connection to it inspires his writing. He has worked as a trekking guide, a medico for Medicin Sans Frontiers, and is a former world class ski racer. He holds an MFA in creative writing and is also the author of the bestselling River Trilogy: Travels Down Three of the World's Great Rivers.

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5.0

Loved it.

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      I loved every minute of this book. It's so obviously full of Jono's heart and soul, a great read.

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      4.0

      A compelling read

      By Strop

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      The why transcends the how to transform a travel book into a self-discovery adventure.

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      ISBN: 9780522866001
      ISBN-10: 052286600X
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 302
      Published: 1st April 2014
      Publisher: Melbourne University Press
      Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 2.7
      Weight (kg): 0.48