Romantic adventure of the first water -- a personal record of a young American who penetrated the inner circle, when he found himself temptingly near the border of the ""world's roof"". Danger in plenty -- but his working knowledge of the language and his use of the Tibetan dress stood him in good stead. Tall tales -- and exciting reading. Illustrated by authentic photographs, proving his points, time and again. Sell to those who want fireside adventure -- to those interested in mountain climbing, etc.