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Describes the expedition of Buddhist scholar and mountain climber Ian Baker and his National Geographic-sponsored team into the heart of the previously unexplored Tsangpo Gorge, one of the world's most inaccessible and wildest regions, a place that lies at the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist faith. 50,000 first printing.
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Ian Baker has lived in Kathmandu, Nepal, and been a student of Tibetan Buddhism for more than twenty years. He studied fine arts, literature, and comparative religion at Middlebury College, Oxford University, and Columbia University. He has written several books on Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism, including The Tibetan Art of Healing, Celestial Gallery, and The Dalai Lama's Secret Temple: Tantric Wall Paintings from Tibet. He is also the coauthor of Tibet: Reflections from the Wheel of Life and has contributed articles to Explorers Journal and National Geographic magazine.Review:
...more than just a gung-ho adventure tale...Baker went hunting the sacred, not the gaudy trappings of geological fame. -- Men's Journal, November 2004
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