Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich HarrerI read this book many decades ago. It was interesting. However, I kept asking myself: What did Heinrich Harrer live on until he reached Lhasa after about two years? He had no money. He had no provisions. He had no weapons to shoot animals to eat. And while traveling, he, definitely, had no land to grow any food.
From what I remember, there were also no tales that he asked for or was granted hospitality by the inhabitants of the areas he passed.
I dont think that anyone will be able to survive on the scarce vegetation to be found in high elevations. So what did this man eat? I really would have liked to learn.
Seven Years in Tibet 1997 - Brad Pitt - David Thewlis - BD Wong -
Seven Years In Tibet
A blue-eyed, bottle-blond Brad Pitt, looking every inch the Aryan Adonis, stars as Harrer, who set out in to climb the killer Nanga Parbat, in the Himalayas, wound up in a British POW camp and escaped to find solace in the forbidden to foreigners Tibetan city of Lhasa. There, in the Potala Palace, the young Dalai Lama is being trained by monks to take his place as the voice of Tibetan Buddhism. Even before adding a scene showing Harrer accepting a Nazi pennant as he leaves a train station in Austria, they had figured Harrer for a cold bastard. Harrer, impatient with domesticity, leaves his very pregnant wife, Ingrid Ingeborga Dapkunaite , to join fellow Austrian Peter Aufschnaiter an under-used David Thewlis on the hard climb. Their lack of success is followed by a British arrest as war breaks out.
Mein Leben am Hofe des Dalai Lama ; in English is an autobiographical travel book written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer based on his real life experiences in Tibet between and during the Second World War and the interim period before the Communist Chinese People's Liberation Army invaded Tibet in The book covers the escape of Harrer and his companion, Peter Aufschnaiter , from a British internment camp in India. Here they spent several years, and Harrer describes the contemporary Tibetan culture in detail. Harrer subsequently became a tutor and friend of the 14th Dalai Lama. It has been said that the book "provided the world with a final glimpse of life in an independent Tibetan state prior to the Chinese invasion. Seven Years in Tibet was translated into 53 languages, became a bestseller in the United States in , and sold three million copies. At the beginning of the Flamingo edition of the book, a message from the 14th Dalai Lama praises the work: "Harrer has always been such a friend to Tibet.