Reluctantly to Kunzum La

A journey into the Himalayas by motorbike, undertaken in 1993 by 4 men (European, Aussie, and Indian) and a Californian woman, is not only plagued by bad weather, landslides, altitude sickness, and a flaky supply-jeep driver, but proves to be the undoing of a romantic relationship within the party. The title page notes that the book is “A mere and minor memoir of 3 weeks in 1993,” but in fact a story of near-disaster and revelation is tucked into it. A juicy little book about men, women, mountains, and… face cream!

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