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Fellowship of Ghosts: A Journey Through the Mountains of Norway
by Paul Watkins
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0792267990, Hardcover)Acclaimed writer Paul Watkins describes his spellbinding solo trek through the wilds of Norway's Rondane and Jutunheimen mountains—grand but harsh landscapes where myth and reality meet. His adventure takes him through valleys bordered by thousand-foot cliffs, roaring waterfalls wreathed in rainbows, blinding glaciers, and shimmering blue snowfields. Yet this is also some of the harshest, most challenging terrain in the world. Watkins's route follows razor-thin ridges, hair-raising paths, and vertigo-inducing drops. An engaging and reflective memoir, The Fellowship of Ghosts captures the profound connection between the Norwegian landscape and the myths, peoples, and dreams that it inspires.
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"As a young crewman on a deep-sea fishing boat off New England, Paul Watkins suffered an accident that shattered his jaw. Lying in his bunk at night, still a hundred miles from shore, Watkins listened to a fellow sailor tell stories of his childhood home in Norway. Images of this crystalline, magic-sounding land persisted in Watkins's mind until, on reaching port, he resolved to go there on his own." "In the Fellowship of Ghosts, the young writer arrives among the ice-clad peaks and dark fjords of Scandinavia with only a rucksack and a rolled-up tent. Making his way on foot, he follows the paths of long-dead travelers, endures the furious, fast-changing weather, and confronts the magisterial presence of the past among these famous cliffs and mountains. In this account, Watkins re-creates the majesty and mysticism that gave rise to Norse mythology and delivers one of our finest accounts of life in the land of midnight sun."--BOOK JACKET.
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