Journey with Loshay - A Tibetan Odyssey

Journey with Loshay A Tibetan Odyssey This is an amazing book written by a truly remarkable man The Long Rider author was a Scottish medical missionary who had become Tibetan in all but his broad Highland brand of personal enthusiasm Rely

  • Title: Journey with Loshay - A Tibetan Odyssey
  • Author: George Patterson John Pilkington
  • ISBN: 9781590481684
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is an amazing book written by a truly remarkable man The Long Rider author was a Scottish medical missionary who had become Tibetan in all but his broad Highland brand of personal enthusiasm Relying both on his companionship with God and on his own strength, he undertook a life few can have known, and a journey of emergency across the wildest parts of Tibet In 1950This is an amazing book written by a truly remarkable man The Long Rider author was a Scottish medical missionary who had become Tibetan in all but his broad Highland brand of personal enthusiasm Relying both on his companionship with God and on his own strength, he undertook a life few can have known, and a journey of emergency across the wildest parts of Tibet In 1950 the Communists advanced into Tibet, and a warning had to be taken to India The only way to achieve this was by riding through the Himalayas Though it was winter Patterson chose a 300 mile route to Sadiyah, in northern Assam, which hardly anyone had completed before The snows on the high passes might beat him, but at any rate he would be travelling first class by Tibetan standards He knew how to behave if the Tibetan winter would let him If he could find the villages he had authority to commandeer relays of food and transport the headmen would be and were beaten up if these were not forthcoming As for his companions of the Khamba tribe, he could beat them at most of their own games He was a superb horseman he loved their horseplay and their ribaldries his body was an engine as efficient as theirs for mobile operation in low temperatures at 20,000 feet he could forget about baths for two months as happily as they could for their whole lives said London s The Times This classic narrative matches in sheer virility the equestrian journey it records.

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    1. After reading the prologue, I thought this was going to be one heck of a book. The author has just performed a crazy operation on a woman with a swollen breast and then beaten a bandit chief at a horse race. Whoa! Could this account of a Scotsman's journey from Tibet to India, while being narrower in scope than the Hollywood-movie inspiring Seven Years in Tibet (which I hadn't found particularly interesting), be more revealing and incisive?I must say it's a bit of a letdown after that rollicking [...]

    2. Extraordinary Tibetan journey from the era of Edmund Hillary and Thor Heyerdahl. Those guys of the 1950s were brave or foolhardy, super confident in their own resources and good luck. The mountains, chasms and rope bridges of Tibet can hardly have been more dramatically depicted. The historical subtext is briefly alluded to - 1950, Chinese troops at the Tibetan border, impending invasion. What do our chaps do? Get out while they can? Not on your life. Undertake a hair-raising journey to India to [...]

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