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