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Clear Waters Rising

A Mountain Walk Across Europe



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This is the story of a remarkable journey of 10,000 kilometres across Europe from the western most tip in Cape Finistere to Istanbul. The author completed this adventure entirely on foot: refusing any mechanical contrivance - car, bicycle, armoured truck (in Eastern Europe) or escalator (in Vienna). It took him 500 days crossing Europe's uplands from the Cantabrian mountains, the Pyrenees, Sevenne, Alps, the Carpathians, Transylvanian Alps and Rhodopes. Exactly half the journey was through Western Europe, the other half through Eastern Europe where the life of the mountain people and shepherd is little changed since the Middle Ages. But everywhere this traditional mountain life is vanishing in the face of tourism, ski resorts and the end of traditional farming patterns. This book is part adventure, part political journey, and an acute observation of fauna, flora and geography.

Product code: 9780140243321

ISBN 9780140243321
No. Of Pages 400
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS25
Alone - though he was just married - and on foot, the author embarked on an extraordinary adventure: a seventeen-month journey along the chain of mountains which stretches across Europe from Cape Finisterre to Istanbul. His aim was to explore Europe's last mountain wilderness and to meet the people who live on the periphery of the modern world.