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  • Location: China, Europe, Nepal

Mountains Of The Mind

Mountains Of The Mind

Why a Booktrail?

Various times: Why are we so fascinated by mountains?

  • ISBN: 978-1783784509
  • Genre: Adventure, Historical, Non-Fiction, Travelogue

What you need to know before your trail

Why do we have a fascination with mountains and why do we want to climb them, and the most dangerous ones at that?

“The way you read landscapes and interpret them is a function of what you carry into them with you, and of cultural tradition. I think that happens in every sphere of life. But I think in mountains that disjunction between the imagined and the real becomes very visible. People die because they mistake the imagined for the real”

This book tries to explain the power and allure of the mountain, and examine the fascination and relationship we have with them

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Travel Guide

Mountains across the world

This is a book about mountains and our fascination with them rather than a series of stories about the art of mountaineering

Some of the adventures covered:

George Mallory and Irvine who got lost on Everest in 1924

Maurice Herzog’s account of the first ascent of any Himalayan mountain over 8000 meters (Annapurna in 1950s)

 

The mountain’s place in the world

The book also looks at how many religions see mountains as sacred places –  climbing mountains is a way of getting closer to the gods.

How some see the notion of standing atop a mountain a noble and admirable feat

The Growing trend in the 17th century for exploring remote regions and for growing the map of the world. There was a need to be first to discover and conquer a mountain.

How mountains appear in fiction and poetry – what they symbolize, how we think of them and their place in our world or should that be, our place in theirs.

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  Mountains Of The Mind

Destination : China, Europe, Nepal  Author/Guide: Robert Macfarlane  Departure Time: Various

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