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Lost in the Valley of Death: a story of obsession and danger in the Himalayas / by Harley Rustad.

Rustad, Harley (author).

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North Kansas City Public Library 915.4 RUSTAD 2022 (Text) 0001002395620 Nonfiction New Checked out 02/02/2022

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For centuries, India has enthralled Westerners looking for an exotic getaway, a brief immersion in yoga and meditation, or, in rare cases, a true pilgrimage to find spiritual reelation. Just Alexander Shetler, an inveterate traveler trained in wilderness survival, was one such seeker. In his early thirties, Justin quit his job at a tech startup and set out on a global journey - across the United States by motorcycle, then down to South America, and on to the Philippines, Thailand, and Nepal - in search of authentic experiences and meaningful encounters while documenting his travels on Instragram. His enigmatic character and magnetic personality gained him a devoted following who lived vicariously through his advbentures. But the ever-0restless explorer was driven to seek out ever-greater extremes, and greater risks, in what had become a personal quest - his own hero's journey. In 2016, he made his way to the Parvbati Valley, a remote and rugged corner of the Indian Himalayas steeped in mystical tradition and shrouded in darkness and danger. There he spent weeks studing under the guidance of a sadhu, an Indian holy man, living and meditating in a cave. At the end of August, accompanied by the sadhu, he set off on a spiritual journey to a holy lake - one from which he would never return. Lost in the Valley of Death is about one man's search to find himself, in a country where, for many Westerners, the path to spiritula enlightenment can prove frought, even treacherous. But it is also a story about all of us and the ways, sometimes extreme, we seek fulfillment in life.
Subject: Missing persons > Himalaya Mountains.
Hikers > Himalaya Mountains.
Wilderness areas > Himalaya Mountains.
Travel > Religious aspects.
Adventure travel > Himalaya Mountains.
Shelter, Justin Alexander
Himalaya Mountains.

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