An Eye at the Top of the World by Pete Takeda PDF

By Pete Takeda

ISBN-10: 1560258454

ISBN-13: 9781560258452

ISBN-10: 1568583583

ISBN-13: 9781568583587

At a few aspect in the course of the inhumanly chilly Himalayan iciness straddling 1965 and 1966, a unusual choice of box-shaped items — one sprouting a six-foot, insect-like antenna — plummets 9 thousand ft down the sheer flanks of a distant height. Ripped from its moorings via an avalanche, the jumbled equipment slides down a funnel-shaped hourglass of demanding snow and shoots over a black cliff band, careening a vertical distance six occasions the peak of the Empire country construction. The packing containers come to leisure at the glacier on the mountain's base. One, an olive-drab casing the scale of a private computing device, starts to sink. Then, trailing a robot dogtail of torn wires, it slowly burns during the snow, melting into reliable blue glacial ice, ultimately disappearing underneath the outside, and not obvious back. nobody really witnessed this occasion. yet as you learn those phrases, approximately 4 kilos of plutonium — locked within the glacier's darkish unknowable middle — are probably relocating ever toward the resource of the Ganges River. Eye on the most sensible of the realm, offers a harrowing present-day account of Takeda's day trip to unravel the secret of Nanda Devi.

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