Paraphrased from online synopsis:
'Back in 1980 in the wake of a churning, terrifying avalanche on a remote Tibetan mountain face, Rick Ridgeway cradled his dying friend, Jonathan Wright, in his arms and pledged to keep watch over Jonathan's daughter. The girl, named Asia, after the mountainous land her father so loved, was a baby at the time.
The years passed, and Asia, now a headstrong young woman asked Ridgeway to take her to her father's beloved Himalayas, to search for the place where he died. Contemplating turning fifty, Ridgeway realizes that such a journey will be meaningful for him in ways that Asia can't even imagine, as he reflects on his own past, present, and future.
Below Another Sky chronicles this adventure, which takes the pair from the famed Khumbu region to Kathmandu, around sacred Mount Kailas, across the desolate Chang Tang Plateau to the Crystal Mountains. Their trek through this forbidding terrain -- under threat from storms and jumpy Chinese border patrols -- is a fitting backdrop for the precarious personal journeys that Ridgeway and Asia share, as they allow Jonathan's memory to become a lens through which they reflect upon -- and temper -- their own lives. As he talks to Asia about the man her father was, and the life he might have led.'
Product DetailsPrice: $15.00/paperback
Paperback: 206 pages
Author: Rick Ridgeway
Publisher: Owl Books
Year Published: 2002