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Walking the Gobi - by Helen Thayer (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 251

Genre: Travel

Sub-Genre: Asia

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

Book theme: China

Author: Helen Thayer

Language: English

Street Date: August 25, 2008
TCIN: 77905472
UPC: 9781594851124
Item Number (DPCI): 247-64-8222


* The ultimate Baby Boomer adventure story!
* The author is an icon among American women adventurers
* By the bestselling author of Polar Dream (more than 40,000 copies sold)

At the age of 63, Helen Thayer fulfilled her lifelong dream of crossing Mongolia's Gobi Desert. Accompanied by her 74-year-old husband Bill and two camels, Tom and Jerry, Thayer walked 1600 miles in 126-degree temperatures, battling fierce sandstorms, dehydration, dangerous drug smugglers, and ubiquitous scorpions. For more than 60 days Helen struggled to keep moving through this inhospitable terrain despite a severe leg injury. Without sponsors, a support team, or radio contact, hers is a journey of pure discovery and adventure.

Walking the Gobi takes readers on a trip through a little-known landscape and introduces them to the culture of the nomadic people whose ancestors have eked out an existence in the Gobi for thousands of years. Thayer's respect and admiration for the culture of the Gobi and her gentle insights on the desert's natural history shine throughout this remarkable story. The author proves that Baby Boomers don't have to take life lying down -- their adventures have just begun.

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