Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A sample of Joseph Rock's diary ...

This bit covers his epic traverse of the Yalung river canyon, which he here estimates to be 9,000 feet in depth and five miles wide - as big if not bogger than the Grand canyon of the US. My favourite line:

"The scenery here is overwhelmingly grand and probably the like is not found elsewhere in the world."

Source: Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, photocopy.

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