Cloud Road: A Journey through the Inca Heartland (Paperback)

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Cloud Road: A Journey through the Inca Heartland (Paperback)


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An intense and deeply personal account of five months spent high in the Andes Mountains, this travelogue combines historical and anthropological details with the thrill of extreme adventure. Hiking at more than 10,000 feet for almost the entire trip, the author follows the great road of the Incas, the Camino Real. Hand-built more than 500 years ago, this road crosses the most difficult and dangerous mountains in all the Americas, and life continues as if Columbus had never sailed. Finding and studying remote villages is central to the quest, and—despite dog attacks, sweltering canyons, floods, and stubborn donkeys—the author makes his way from the equator to Cuzco and on to the most magical city of all: Machu Picchu.

John Harrison is the author of Where the Earth Ends.
Product Details ISBN: 9781906998127
ISBN-10: 1906998124
Publisher: Parthian Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2010
Pages: 350
Language: English
"A fascinating book of insight, scholarship, and adventurous travel, fired by childhood dreams perhaps, but fuelled by the skill of a writer from whom, I hope, we shall hear much more."  —Sunday Times

"A glorious roundtrip to desolation and romance."  —Scotsman