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TIBET: A WOMAN'S LONE TREK ACROSS A MYSTERIOUS LAND Sorrel Wilby 1988 1st UK ed New Hardcover DJ
By Wilby, Sorrel
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London, 1988, 1st UK edition. 219 pp, color photos. New hardcover with dust jacket.

UK edition of Journey Across Tibet: A Young Woman's 1900-Mile Trek Across the Rooftop of the World published in the US in 1988 as well.

Sponsored by Australian Geographic, Wilby, an aspiring Australian photojournalist, walked 1500 bleak miles across the nearly empty Tibetan landscape. Starting and ending in Lhasa, she survived through the cheerful good will of local Tibetans. She survived the decamping of her baggage donkey, floods that made a 600-mile detour necessary, and authorities who couldn't read her Chinese travel permits. Wilby's account of a Tibet not seen by the average tourist belongs in travel collections as well as among stories about long-distance walks. Foreword by the Dalai Lama. Foreword by the Dalai Lama.

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