The Snow Leopard

Recommended by Nick Pyenson, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #3 in Nepal, Ranked #11 in Traveloguesee more rankings.

When Matthiessen went to Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and, possibly, to glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard, he undertook his five-week trek as winter snows were sweeping into the high passes. This is a radiant and deeply moving account of a "true pilgrimage, a journey of the heart." less

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Nick Pyenson The book stands apart and it remains fresh because of the ways that Matthiessen weaves his exploration of the outer world with his own inner one. (Source)

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