Courting the Diamond Sow: A Whitewater Expedition on Tibet's Forbidden River

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Adventure Press, National Geographic, 2000 - Travel - 252 pages
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Called the Everest of the whitewater world, the Tsangpo River in Tibet has yet to be explored and charted. In 1998, four men, including renowned chemist Doug Gordon, attempted to be the first to navigate a remote 140-mile stretch of the river. But when Gordon was lost to the lethal strength of the river's current, the expedition was terminated. This book offers the complete story of the ill-fated expedition, complete with diary accounts of the kayakers. of color photos.

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Review: Courting the Diamond Sow: Kayaking Tibet's Forbidden River

User Review  - Kelly Anderson - Goodreads

This book was a gift from a friend due to my kayaking hobby and conversation to Tibetan Buddhism. Therefore I might be a little biased on this one. In all actuality, I did not expect much. A travel ... Read full review

Review: Courting the Diamond Sow: Kayaking Tibet's Forbidden River

User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

For some reason this account didn't feel as intimate as I had wanted, yet it was still a fascinating story. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
13
Crossing to Tibet
33
Big Water
55
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Lieutenant Colonel Wickliffe "Wick" Walker (U.S. Army, retired) is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School. He is a Fellow of The Explorers Club and the author of Courting the Diamond Sow: A Whitewater Expedition on Tibet's Forbidden River (National Geographic Adventure Press). He and his wife raise horses on a small farm in southwestern Pennsylvania.

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