Where the Indus Is Young: Midwinter in Baltistan
One winter, Dervla Murphy and her six-year-old daughter explored 'Little Tibet' high up in the Karakoram Mountains in the frozen heart of the Western Himalayas. For three months they travelled on foot and on pony along the perilous Indus Gorge and into nearby valleys. Even when beset by crumbling tracks over bottomless chasms, an assault by a lascivious Kashmiri, the unnerving melancholy of the Balts, and Rachel's continual probing questions, this formidable traveller retained her enthusiasm for her surroundings and her sense of humour.
Hair-raising, gloriously subjective and with the quirky vitality of fiction, the resulting book is a classic of travel writing.
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Review: Where the Indus Is Young: Walking to BaltistanUser Review - Derek Henderson - Goodreads
A hair-raising and at times horrifying journey. Ms Murphy doesn't shape her material enough (at all?) for my taste, but it's certainly arresting at times. Read full review
Review: Where the Indus Is Young: Walking to BaltistanUser Review - Jodie - Goodreads
Beautifully written. I would love to meet Dervla - she is so pragmatic in her adventures and shows such an amazing strength of character in the ways she manages to overcome any difficulties with such verve. What an inspiring lady! Read full review