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by Peter Heller

  • Author: Peter Heller
  • ISBN: 1741145988
  • ISBN13: 978-1741145984
  • ePub: 1787 kb | FB2: 1488 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Asia
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin (2004)
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 613
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Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet's Tsangpo River ePub download

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Accompanying them was author Peter Heller, a world-class kayaker in his own right. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Kook, The Whale Warriors, andHell or High Water: Surviving Tibet’s Tsangpo River. He lives in Denver, Colorado. Filled with history, white-knuckle drama, and mutiny in one of the world's most storied-and remote-locations, Hell or High Water is the riveting story of this adventure.

Hell or High Water book. As a river-running challenge, the remote Tsangpo is relentlessly unforgiving, more difficult than any stretch of river ever attempted.

Peter Heller, himself an accomplished kayaker, was along for the ride. In this beautifully written and exciting tale, he takes us into the water and down the cataclysmic vertical drops, painting a portrait of a grand adventure in a place that time never touched.

Hell or High Water may be the most engaging non-fiction book that I've ever read. For a NON white water person the book describes the adrenaline addiction, self challenges, skills necessary to tackle the Tsangpo River, probably the most dangerous and inaccesible river in the world. It describes the physical challenges, political and cultural differences of sherpas and carriers. It describes the kyakers intrusion into sacred territory and the needless aggression of China over Tibet's indigenous people. Insight into high-achievers, and an unseen part of the world.

Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet’s Tsangpo River. Set Free in China: Sojourns on the Edge. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever. For information address Free Press Subsidiary Rights Department, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Names: Heller, Peter, 1959– author. Title: The river : a novel, by Peter Heller. This is a borzoi book. Published by alfred a. knopf. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. Identifiers: LCCN 2018007308 ISBN 9780525521877 (hardcover) IBSN 9780525521884 (ebook). Classification: LCC PS3608. Ebook ISBN 9780525521884.

the worlds last great adventure prize: Tibet's Tsangpo River .

A grand adventure-an elite kayaking team's heroic conquest of the worlds last great adventure prize: Tibet's Tsangpo River . Outside Magazine's Urban Adventure Denver/Boulder (Outside Magazine's Urban Adventure : Denver/Boulder).

Surviving Tibet's Tsangpo River. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Independent Booksellers. Tibet's Tsangpo Gorge, inspiration for Shangri La and one of the world's most insurmountable stretches of river, remained unconquered until a team of seven world-class kayakers rose to the challenge, a journey chronicled in a fascinating epic of daring and courage. 100,000 first printing.

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Jockahougu
This kayak expedition follows the trail of famed plant explorer Frank Kingdon Ward. I read all of Ward's books and now I am wrapping up all of Heller's.

Heller is readable and engaging regardless of topic. He understands our thoughts and contradictions, noble and otherwise. He tells a great story .

The Painter is my favorite Heller work if you want to sample the first time. However, if kayaking or Himalayan trekking is just your fare you will find this most satisfying. As with all his works Heller gets the reader immersed, this time literally in the icy, thundering river of the Himalayas.

I tend to read every work when I discover an author of this talent. I read all of Kingdon Ward's books nearly 20 years ago, and now Heller has brought me back to the Himalayas the only way I ever want to travel that treacherous terrain -- by reading. I got to know the intricacies of the expedition and its porters and the human side of inhumanly skilled kayakers who make the story notable. So grab your paddle and read this one or your brush and read The Painter a five star novel. Or visit the surf or simply go apocalyptic. Heller offers it all in his library.
Steelrunner
I had read and admired several of Peter Heller's novels, but knew little about him. When this book was a recommended by Amazon, I leapt on it immediately. I've been a serious whitewater kayaker since the late 70's (good old days before the rivers got crowded), having taken it up after a serious climbing accident - back broken, both knees destroyed - but still needing a thrill sport. I identified with the author, hiking painfully on a bad hip along the river to document the descent.
Most of my best friends are old boaters in their 60's and 70's, and we stand in awe at the exploits of newer generations of paddlers. Though we might occasionally complain " Well yeah, if we'd had modern boat designs in space age materials..." , hey, there's no question; these guys are the real thing, and I'm glad Heller was there to tell the story.
Agalas
I'm a whitewater kayaker so I may have more interest in this story than people who don't kayak. Though I don't know the men who where on the expedition I do know of many of them and have read of them and/or seen them in kayaking videos.
That being said, If you enjoy adventure you might enjoy this book even if you aren't a kayaker. There is a lot of real life drama and adventure both on and off the water. Hell or High Water may be the most engaging non-fiction book that I've ever read.
Skrimpak
I heard about this book on "Fresh Air with Terry Gross" on NPR and ordered the book right away. Peter Heller's description of the dramatic and diverse eco-systems and scenery that he experienced would have been good enough, but, because of his background as a kayaker he was able to take it all to another level when he described the almost impossible challenge that the 7 kayakers faced navigating and traversing the Tsangpo. Then, on top of that, he described the personal dynamics that were going on between the kayak team, the support team, the porters and the sherpas. Just a great great book that is so engaging and keeps the reader on edge. It makes me want to travel to that river and see what he wrote so beautifully about. Just a great read.
Xlisiahal
This is an adventure book, and Peter Heller tells his story so directly that I felt like I had joined the party. It's a really fascinating, heart-racing story that reminds us that we can take on incredible challenges, face the hurdles, and achieve our goals. It's really wonderful.
Gosar
I love Heller's books but I found this early effort way too filled with jargon and unnecessary detail. I eagerly anticipated an engrossing story about running those untamed rapids but felt the book wandered -- especially parts about the conflict between the author and some of the group leaders.
skriper
This is a detailed, unsentimental report on an amazing trek and high-risk journey. You don't need to know one thing about kayaking to enjoy this rough and tumble adventure. The cultural barriers are as fascinating as the plunges down skyscrapers of water. The description of the topography and the characters on this journey are wonderful, compelling. This "Into Thin Air" on a ribbon of churning foam and turbulence.
For a NON white water person the book describes the adrenaline addiction, self challenges, skills necessary to tackle the Tsangpo River, probably the most dangerous and inaccesible river in the world. It describes the physical challenges, political and cultural differences of sherpas and carriers. It describes the kyakers intrusion into sacred territory and the needless aggression of China over Tibet's indigenous people. Insight into high-achievers, and an unseen part of the world.
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