Three Letters From The Andes

Fermor, Patrick Leigh

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In 1971, Patrick Leigh Fermor accompanied five friends on a remarkable journey through the high Andes of Peru. This is his account of their experiences, recounting the thrill of crossing a glacier, the rigours of campsite life and their lively encounters with the locals.

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In 1971 the celebrated traveller Patrick Leigh Fermor accompanied five friends on a remarkable journey into the high Andes of Peru. His adventure took him from Cuzco to Urubamba, on to Puno and Juli on Lake Titicaca, down to Arequipa and finally back to Lima.

The expedition was led by a writer and poet and the party included a Swiss international skier and jeweller, a social anthropologist from Provence and a Nottinghamshire farming squire – all seasoned mountaineers. The other two participants – the author himself and a botany-loving duke – were complete novices. As the group travelled from Lima into increasingly remote parts of the country, Leigh Fermor captured their experiences in a series of letters to his wife.

Whether recounting the thrill of crossing a glacier, the rigours of campsite life under a blanket of snow, their lively encounters with locals or the strangely moving sight of a lone condor circling in the sky, the author vividly conveys the excitement of discovery and the intense uniqueness of the land.

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Weight 96 g
Dimensions 198 × 160 × 9 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

118

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

918.504633 (edition:22)

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General – Trade / Code: K