Climbing Ramabang.: One Irish Climber’s Explorations in the Himalaya and His Overland Trip Home: Galligan, Gerry
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Climbing Ramabang.: One Irish Climber’s Explorations in the Himalaya and His Overland Trip Home

Author(s): Galligan, Gerry

Copyright: 2013, UK
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.287, 37 color & 6 bw photos, appendices, 2 color maps, map eps, blue cloth
Condition: signed, dj & cloth new

Galligan's first book is a bold and expansive travel diary recounting his assembling of a small team of Irish mountaineers in 2008 and their attempts on unclimbed mountains and unexplored valleys in the remote corners of the Indian Himalaya. Getting there, the team see the hardships of the sub-continent, while in the mountains they experience storms, dangers and failure before ultimately, success and contentment. The team made the first ascent of Ramabang (6135m) located in the Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh, India. But it is when Gerry returns to the mountains alone and his subsequent experiences overlanding across Asia and Europe back to Ireland that we start to get a glimpse of the big, wide world out there. A world of temples, festivals, holy cows, Kalashnikovs, donkey herders, corruption, opportunists, stoners and sages. Gerry gives us an insight into the day-to-day lives of mountain peoples, the dysfunctional functionality of India. He finds charm and tolerance in Pakistan and a surprising openness in today's Iran. We travel across rural Turkey and work our way back to the efficient and affluent West, where right on cue Gerry meets his first breakdown on a German train.





















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