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Author Name:    BALF, Todd

Title:   Last River : The Tragic Race for Shangri-la. 1st US in dj.

Publisher:    Crown Publishers, New York, 2000, ISBN:0609606255 

Seller ID:   74360

BALF, Todd. The Last River : The Tragic Race for Shangri-la. N.Y.: Crown Publishers, (2000). First US Printing. Pp 293. 8vo, two-tone blue boards. "InOctober 1998 an American whitewater paddling team traveled deep into the T sangpo Gorge in Tibet to run the Yarlung Tsangpo, known in paddling circlesas the "Everest of rivers." On Day 12 of that trip, the team's ace paddler , one of four kayakers on the river, launched off an eight-foot waterfall and flipped. He and his overturned kayak spilled into the heart of the thunderous "freight training" river and were swept downstream, never to be seen again." - from the dj. Vg in unclipped dj. 25.00


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