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  • Published: 5 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473576414
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

Without Ever Reaching the Summit

A Himalayan Journey




International bestseller Paolo Cognetti, author of The Eight Mountains, on the quiet joys of not racing straight to the snowy peak

Award-winning writer, Paolo Cognetti's, powerful book about his journey to Nepal’s remote Himalayan region of Dolpo, undertaken as he turns forty and considers this moment in mid-life. He travels with two friends, a tent, a donkey, and a copy of The Snow Leopard. It’s an investigation into his own physical limits, an ancient mountain culture, the resilience of friendship and the magnificence of nature.

  • Published: 5 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473576414
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

About the author

Paolo Cognetti

Paolo Cognetti was born in 1978 in Milan. He divides his time between the city and his cabin 6,000 feet up in the Italian Alps. His international bestseller, The Eight Mountains, is published in 38 countries, and won both Italy’s Premio Strega and the French Prix Médicis étranger. Without Ever Reaching the Summit: A Himalayan Journey is his most recent book.

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