Three Days in Nepal

Three Days in Nepal

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You know you’re in trouble when the Dalai Lama is praying for you

As a child, JeanDavid Blanc always dreamt of flying. A successful entrepreneur, he took up powered paragliding as soon as he had the means; at the drop of a hat, he would head off to experience the unique sensation of floating over the most remote and breathtaking scenery in the world.

In January 2011, he left Paris for Nepal for an expedition across the Himalayas. During the course of a paragliding flight in Nepal, the weather suddenly turned, and amid a thick cloud cover, he crashed into the face of a mountain. Holding on to little more than a bush, he realized his situation was precarious, butfortunatelythe fog prevented him from seeing just how steep and sheer the drop beneath him was. He sent an SOS back to camp with his GPS coordinates, but the weather was going to make any rescue attempt difficult. As he waited for help and tried to adjust to his perilous situation, he began to receive text messages on his cellphone from oblivious friends back in Paris.

What gives you the strength to keep going when you have nothing left? What do you say in your last text message to your daughter?

Three Days in Nepal is by turns thrilling, moving, nail-biting and humorousthe tale of a man who was hanging over a precipice, facing death in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and was determined, against all odds, to survive and return home.



Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : HarperCollins Canada, [2013]
Edition: First Canadian edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781443424028
Branch Call Number: 796.522092 Blanc
Characteristics: 127 pages ; 23 cm

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Sep 02, 2014

a short and fast paced book about being stranded on a mountain side in Nepal. The story telling was quite good but the story material was lacking. It was still enjoyable as I could finish it in one evening.

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