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Seven Years in Tibet


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Imprisoned in India by the British when WWII was declared, Austrian climber Heinrich Harrer escaped, crossing the Himalayas to Tibet. Settling in Lhasa, the Forbidden City, he became the tutor and friend of the present Dalai Lama in this classic of adventure literature. Heinrich Harrer, already a famous mountaineer and Olympic ski champion, was caught by the outbreak of the Second World War while climbing in the Himalayas. An Austrian national, he was imprisoned by the British in India. By an almost super-human effort, on his third attempt he succeeded in escaping from the internment camp and fled into Tibet. After a series of remarkable experiences in a country never crossed before by a Westerner, Harrer reached the forbidden city of Lhasa. He stayed there for seven years, learned the language and acquired a greater understanding of Tibet and the Tibetans than any Westerner had ever before achieved. He became the friend and tutor of the young Dalai Lama and finally accompanied him into India when he was pu

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Cordee Code: CPB019
Author: Heinrich Harrer
No of Pages: 336
Page Size: 130 x 197 mm
ISBN 10: 0586087079
ISBN 13: 9780586087077
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published Date: November 1988
Edition: 1st , Nov-1988
Binding: Paperback
Weight: 230g

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