The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-la, Todd Balf
  • List: $12.95  |  Sale: $9.07
    Club: $6.47
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-la

Author: Todd Balf

Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris

Abridged: 5 hr 44 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 09/12/2000

Genre: Travel - Special Interest - Adventure

Synopsis

The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-la is a breathtaking account of the ill-fated October 1998 expedition of an American whitewater kayaking team who traveled deep into the Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet to run the Yarlung Tsangpo, known in paddling circles as the "Everest of rivers." For Wick Walker and Tom McEwan, extreme whitewater pioneers, best friends, and trip leaders, the Tsangpo adventure was the culmination of a twenty-five-year quest for glory. Yet the team's magnificent dreams crumbled when their ace paddler was swept over a thunderous eight-foot waterfall, never to be seen again.

Here is a fascinating exploration of both the seething big water and perilous terrain of the legendary Shangri-la, and the men who dared challenge the furious rapids that raced through this 140-mile-long canyon. The Last River invites us to view the Himalayas from a totally new perspective -- on a historic river so remote that only the most hardy and romantic souls attempt to unlock its mysteries.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Recommended

Alive The Story of the Andes Survivors, Piers Paul Read
Alive
by Piers Paul Read

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Paul Ansdell
Published: 05/16/2017

Blind Descent The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth, James M. Tabor
Blind Descent
by James M. Tabor

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Don Leslie
Published: 06/15/2010

Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer
Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Philip Franklin
Published: 08/21/2007

Walking The Himalayas, Levison Wood
Walking The Himalayas
by Levison Wood

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Levison Wood
Published: 05/24/2016

The Simple Life Guide To RV Living The Road to Freedom and the Mobile Lifestyle Revolution, Gary Collins
The Simple Life Guide To RV Living
by Gary Collins

List: $7.95

Sale: $5.57

Club: $3.97

Narrator: Todd Waites
Published: 06/15/2019

The Outlaw Ocean Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier, Ian Urbina
The Outlaw Ocean
by Ian Urbina

List: $25.00

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.50

Narrator: Jason Culp
Published: 08/20/2019

Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster, Jon Krakauer
Into Thin Air
by Jon Krakauer

List: $15.95

Sale: $11.16

Club: $7.97

Narrator: Philip Franklin,Jon Krakauer
Published: 01/07/1997

Adrift 76 Days Lost at Sea, Steven Callahan
Adrift
by Steven Callahan

List: $14.99

Sale: $10.50

Club: $7.49

Narrator: Steven Callahan
Published: 05/25/2007

Eiger Dreams Ventures Among Men and Mountains, Jon Krakauer
Eiger Dreams
by Jon Krakauer

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Philip Franklin
Published: 11/07/2017
{"id":"318692","ean":"9780375417474","abr":"Abridged","title":"The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-la","subtitle":"The Tragic Race for Shangri-la","author":"Todd Balf","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Dennis Boutsikaris","ubr_id":"0","abr_id":"318692","ubr_price":"0.00","abr_price":"12.95","ubr_memprice":"0.00","abr_memprice":"8.42","ubr_narrator":"","abr_narrator":"Dennis Boutsikaris","ubr_length":"Unabridged: ","abr_length":"Abridged: 5 hr 50 min"}