What the Sahara is to desert, the Himalaya is to mountains. Both share the same contradictory attractions, appealing and appalling, tempting and terrifying in equal, and ultimately irresistible, measure.
By rights I should have followed up Sahara with something easier. Perhaps I should have taken more seriously our sound recordist John Pritchard's suggestion of a series called 'Death By Luxury'. But it's the mind as well as the body you have to look after, and that's where the Himalaya seemed
to have the edge.
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- Series: Himalaya
- Chapter: Introduction
- Country/sea: England
- Place: London
- Book page no: 6
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