Walking the Earth’s Spine

Jono Lineen

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ISBN: 9781897426425

Walking the Earth’s Spine

A 2700 Kilometer Solo Hike Through the Himalayas

  Author:   Jono Lineen    
  Publisher:  Pottersfield Press

This is the adventure story of the first man to walk alone along the length of the highest mountains on earth; it is also an account of one person’s interaction with the Himalayas’ three great religions. It is a meditation on the joy of walking and as its heart, it is a literary confirmation of humankind’s ability to come to terms with the loss of a loved one.

The tragic death of Jono Lineen’s younger brother becomes the catalyst for him to move to the Himalayas and spend eight years among the world’s highest mountains. The experience culminates in a four-month, 2,700-kilometer, solo trekking odyssey from Pakistan to Nepal. No one had ever attempted to walk the length of the Western Himalayas alone, but Lineen’s intentions were more psychological than physical. The trek was about immersing himself in the Himalayan culture he had grown to love, assimilating the wisdom of the place and using it to come to terms with his brother’s death.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781897426425
Item PC0211
PublisherPottersfield Press
PublisherPottersfield Press
Published on November 6 2012
Language eng
Pages 319
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight505(g)
Jono Lineen is an accomplished adventurer and writer, driven by his passion for landscape. His many years as a Himalayan trekking guide and as a solo trekker in the Rockies, Alps and Arctic have given him unprecedented access to some of the world’s most remote places. His first book, River Trilogy, was a travelogue of three of the world’s great rivers. Jono divides his time between British Columbia and Australia.