Tents in the Clouds: The First Women's Himalayan Expedition (Adventura Books)By Elizabeth MonicaStark
- Author: Elizabeth MonicaStark
- Binding: Paperback
- Published: 1999-12-08
- Edition: 1st U.S. Ed
Going where no one had gone before, In 1955, Monica Jackson, Elizabeth Stark and Evelyn Camrass undertook the first all women’s expedition in the Himalayas. The three women pooled their resources, sailed to India, flew to Kathmandu, and trekked the remote Jugal Himal, a far-flung, hitherto unexplored region of the Himalaya. Written over 40 years ago, this book documents this unprecedented adventure. Part travel journal and part historical account, it's a lively story of the expedition's achievements. Theirs was the first ascent of an unknown peak over 22,000 feet; and as they crossed daunting passes and pristine valleys, they investigated the flora and fauna and corrected maps of one of the least accessible areas of the world.