Forbidden Mountains (Paperback)
Forbidden Mountains describes the unforgettable journey of two women who embark on the ultimate adventure: to sneak into Tibet from northern Pakistan and cross the country via the South Route, largely unknown to outsiders. Tibet's occupying force - China - has devised unique punishments for travelers who defy its no-go policy, but Vivien and Joanne decide it's worth the risks to visit one of the world's most mysterious and holy lands.
Born in Winnipeg in 1943, Vivien Lougheed was raised by her Polish grandparents who instilled within her a desire for adventure. From her home base of Prince George she has traveled extensively throughout British Columbia, China, Pakistan, the Mediterranean, Central and South America, Africa, the Himalayas of Tibet and Nepal. In her first book, 'Central America by Chickenbus' (1986), she all but coined the term that is now synonymous with local transportation and travelling on the cheap. Since then she has written more than ten books including 'Kluane National ParkHiking Guide, Forbidden Mountains, TungstenJohn', (co-written with her husband) and 'From the Chilcotin to the Chilkoot: Selected Hikes of Northern BC'