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Two-Year Mountain e-book

Author:

Phil Deutschle

Language:

English

Category:

Politics

Subcategory:

Politics & Government

ePub size:

1345 kb

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Rating:

4.3

Publisher:

Universe Pub; First Printing edition (September 1, 1986)

Pages:

273

ISBN:

0876634714

Two-Year Mountain e-book

by Phil Deutschle


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Phil Deutschle spent a couple of years having some pretty hair-raising experiences and some rewarding experiences in Nepal. Described in very graphic and downright frightening terms. Chris South, BBC Radio. I found The Two Year Mountain interesting as much for the writer's own growth in relating to, and valuing a culture, way of life, and traditions so totally in contrast with that of his own North American background. Clearly Phil Deutschle himself grew in moral stature during those two years, as his self questioning shows. Lord Hunt, Leader of the First Successful.

The Two Year Mountain was originally published by Bradt in 1986 and remains as relevant to the spirit of exploration and real, raw travel writing today as it was then. Books related to The Two Year Mountain: A Nepal Journey. Scrambles Amongst The Alps In The Years 1860-69.

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Combining adventure story, travel log, and personal confession, this absorbing account describes a wrenching experience that belies the idealistic expectations of many Peace Corps volunteers. Following a stint as a volunteer teacher in a Nepalese village, Phil Deutschle sets off alone on an expedition to conquer Pharchamo, 20,580 feet high, which has claimed several lives. This trek forms the framework of the book, and into it Deutschle weaves the story of his experiences in sharply etched, swiftly moving, often humorous anecdotes.

Keramar
Movie was great so I bought the book. Interesting life of a Peace Corp volunteer and how he reconnected to the family he stayed with
40 years later.
Chilldweller
If I understand right, The Two Year Mountain is now in it's fourth edition, having first been published in the US by Universe Books and by Bradt Publications in the UK back in 1986. Now it's been updated and reissued, with additional chapters covering his return to Nepal after an absence of 34 years. It's also been published by Speaking Tiger Books in India. More recently there is a film:

Searching for Nepal
Onath
I found this book by chance, while searching for bradt guides. I downloaded the sample and I really felt in love with it! If you like to travel and climb, you won be disappointed. It's a great book for traveling stories lovers! I highly recommend it.
generation of new
How intriguing to discover a travel memoir that begins with `Lastly' or rather `Lastly, two chickens and a string of fish...'.
This quirky opening announces two interlocking tales - of Phil Deutschle's acclimatisation to life as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal and of the final solo Himalayan adventure that so easily could have cost him his life.
Phil flees from the materialism of California. He yearns to make a difference in a remote community in one of the world's poorest countries. The reader travels with him as he struggles to understand a culture where it is all too easy to give offence and he strives to master a language which requires tonsillar gymnastics. I smiled at his description of his language training embracing the sink-or-swim method, yet I envied tuition that meant he knew "the Nepali verb was always conjugated according to person, number, affirmation, and status" and that `Each verbs possessed fourteen forms in the present tense alone, then had another fourteen in the past tense, progressive etc." Actually at that point I stopped envying him and decided that smiling, head-waggling and hand-waving were my preferred methods of communication.
Deutschle describes his highs and lows and hints at how the pressures on lonely isolated foreign volunteers can lead to nervous breakdown. Indeed some might judge his risk-taking truly crazy. Or maybe this was just the over-enthusiasm and recklessness of youth.
Life is tough for volunteer and local alike. There is a moving story of an emaciated nine-year-old being brought to Deutschle. At the time villagers did not know about the value of rehydration drinks and he probably saved the child by teaching the family how to give sugar and salt solution. Fortunately since that time, development workers and many others have put in a huge amount of effort into communicating about this cheap, simple yet life-saving home treatment: for a while in Nepal (during the 1980s) all one seemed to hear on the radio was salt-sugar-water songs.
Deutschle's narrative describes a time when Nepal had few roads, the health posts had no medicines or staff and communication was challenging. Things are better now in many ways but there is a lot in the book that still rings very true and scenes will feel familiar to anyone who has visited this amazing country. This travel memoir was first published in 1986 and experienced a reincarnation this year (Feb 2012) This new edition includes a new chapter describing Deutschle's `homecoming' when he returns to his village 34 years on.
Jane Wilson-Howarth author of 'A Glimpse of Eternal Snows'

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