Volcano, HI, November 24, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- “Impossible” was what everyone told Brandon Wilson and his wife Cheryl when they spoke of hiking a 1000-kilometer (650-mile) pilgrimage trail across Tibet from Lhasa to Kathmandu. There were plenty of cards stacked against them, but those “impossibilities” only made them more determined. Their quest to become possibly the first Western couple to trek this path across the earth’s most remote corner was not your usual travel fare – some even called it sheer lunacy.
Spanish readers can now join them on their historic journey. Yak Butter Blues: Una Caminata de Fe Por El Tibet (originally published as Yak Butter Blues: A Tibetan Trek of Faith, an IPPY Award winner) is an edge-of-your-seat tale of survival. Alone, with only their Tibetan horse Sadhu, the Wilsons face Tibet’s environment head-on: its relentless winds, extreme temperatures, the thinnest of air, blizzards and sandstorms… all made more challenging by exhaustion, hunger, illness, inflexible bureaucrats and trigger-happy Chinese soldiers.
As they struggle to complete their journey before the path is blocked by winter’s snow, the Wilsons discover the human link connecting us all—a link that becomes clearest on a trek that removes the distractions of modern life. In doing so, they find a sense of greater purpose, wonder, renewed faith, and ultimately what it takes to endure and overcome all odds.
Brandon Wilson’s Yak Butter Blues (translated into Spanish by Ramon Solé) sympathetically interweaves the story of Tibet’s survival with their own, creating a colorful, caring and classic tale. Join them for this true adventure across a startling land — on an historic thousand-kilometer odyssey once called “Impossible.”
About the Author:
Brandon Wilson is the Lowell Thomas award-winning author of travel adventure books, a photographer, explorer and adventure-travel writer. A voracious explorer of nearly 100 countries, he’s passionate about inspiring others with the possibility of discovery through long distance trekking.
Other books in Brandon Wilson’s travel adventure series include: Along the Templar Trail, the 2009 Lowell Thomas Gold Award-winner for Best Travel Book and shortlisted for ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year; Dead Men Don’t Leave Tips: Adventures X Africa, Over the Top & Back Again: Hiking X the Alps which chronicles their trek the length of the Alps, and Yak Butter Blues, which won an Independent Publisher IPPY Award.
“Recommended for adventure travel and Tibetan culture collections.” - Library Journal
“A moving and emotional testimony, and a travelogue that is the next most vivid experience to hiking upon the trail oneself.” - Midwest Book Review
“A wonderful and wild read... His writing is charged, alive, and a little threatening. Yak Butter Blues flickers insistently like a flashbulb afterimage in the mind long after the book is tucked away.” - Richard Bangs, adventurer/co-founder Mountain Travel Sobek
“A high-altitude tale of synchronicity, divine providence, begging monks, trigger-happy Chinese soldiers and dehydration.” - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“A whooping good read—an outstanding production.” - Royal Robbins, renowned mountaineer
Yak Butter Blues: Una Caminata de Fe Por El Tibet by Brandon Wilson
Translated by Ramon Sole and associates
An Independent Publisher IPPY Award winner (English edition)
Spanish edition published October 2010 by Pilgrim’s Tales, Inc.
Distributed by Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Agapea, Gardners, Bertrams
Available at: all Amazon.com or your favorite bookshop