PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON
Neame's accounts are thorough, and along with various sporting anecdotes, he records the details of camps, altitude, weather, game, food, expenses, etc. Neame also communicates the danger inherent in the region, writing: "The road was all right for the first 9 miles, a little snow in places only. After this, i.e. for the last 6 miles, we got onto proper snow, no path visible, and only a beaten down and very narrow track in the snow. In places the going was soft and heavy...All along the route there were signs of quite recent avalanches, and one or two came down - clear of the route - while we were marching: I eat my tiffin sitting on the roof of a house in a small village, the roof eaves being just level with the snow." The accompanying photographs are well-ordered, and offer a rich visual accompaniment to these compelling narratives.
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