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No Tigers in the Hindu Kush

No Tigers in the Hindu Kush

Philip Tranter and three friends drove a Land Rover 6,000 miles overland from Scotland to Nuristan to explore some of the unknown Central Hindu Kush area. They set out to attempt the second ascent of the monstrous Koh-i-Krebek; to ascend if possible at least one other major unclimbed mountain and to map that previously unmapped terrain. In fact, as well as Krebek they climbed nine other major peaks, named another dozen, and established the existence of a dramatic rock and ice range which they called the Rum Mountains, and christened individually after the Hebridean peaks they resembled in shape and beauty. The story of the expedition is told with an infectious enthusiasm for the glory and challenge of these mysterious peaks.
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Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure

On Sale: 20th December 2012

Price: £5.49

ISBN-13: 9781444768947

Reviews

An accomplished writer of compelling and unforgettable historical novels
<i>She</i> magazine
He has an amazingly broad grip of Scottish history
<i>Daily Telegraph</i>
Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes
<i>Scotland on Sunday</i>
He treats history with respect
<i>Financial Times</i>
One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers
<i>The Times</i>
Tranter's popularity lies in his knack of making historical events immediate and exciting
<i>Historical Novels Review</i>