• "A beautiful book, and worthy of the mountains he is among"

    Paul Theroux
  • "What began as a practical search for the rare snow leopard, revered Buddhist emblem, developed into a quest for the meaning of Being. An enjoyable combination of mountaineering and mysticism"

  • "It's a tale of an inner struggle for calm, and would be an inspiring and sustaining desert island companion"

    Emily Barr
  • "As much the chronicle of an inner journey as it is the learned recording of an unfamiliar territory...a timeless account"

  • "An evocative account of a remote and timeless place and its people"

    Sunday Times