The Himalayan range is one of the highest and fascinating ranges on the earth. It contain a rich diversity of people, cultures, religions and mountains. It has inspired travellers, adventurers and pilgrims for centuries.
This book spans a period of sixty years of adventures in the Himalayan range. It gives an insight into the range, changes that have occurred and a history of expeditions and travels in the Himalaya. The book gives an account of changing environment, modes of travels and treks and spirit of adventure-how it has grown, changed and what it is today. It talks of ski training of paramilitary forces in India undertaken by the author, and his associations with some of the legendary mountaineers of his time.
Many of these adventures were undertaken by the author with his wife Eileen. These are some of the 'dreams they won'.
John Jackson was associated with two major expeditions of the last century. First it was the successful Everest expedition of 1953. He worked for this team and helped to achieve its goal. In 1955 John was a member of the successful expedition to Kangchenjunga (28,208 feet}-the third highest peak in the world. He climbed high on the mountain and helped the expedition to achieve its goal.
He participated in the Daily Mail Yeti Expedition and later made the first solo traverse, from Everest to Kangchenjunga. In between he made expeditions to Garhwal, Nepal, Ladakh and many other regions.
He has travelled widely on photographic journey to Canada, USA and in the Himalaya to Zanskar, Kashmir, Nepal and Indian plains. For 18 years he was director of Plas-y-Brenin Mountain Centre, a premier adventure institute, situated in the Wales, UK.
He is a popular speaker at many forums around the world. He has attended, along with his wife Eileen, all the Everest reunions. He has been a speaker at the Himalayan Club Reunion at London. Despite his advancing age he continues to trek and visit the Himalayan range, his last visit being in 2005, when he visited Darjeeling to view Kangchenjunga-the peak he was associated with fifty year ago.
Size: 14cm x 21,5 cm