Secrets of the Sky Caves

Secrets of the Sky Caves

Danger and Discovery on Nepal's Mustang Cliffs

Book - 2014
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What's more dangerous than scaling Mount Everest? For mountaineer Pete Athans, the answer lies in the ancient kingdom of Mustang, a remote part of the Asian nation of Nepal. Long-abandoned caves built high into steep cliffs contain amazing treasures--and pose incredible dangers. Reaching these "sky caves" safely takes guts, smarts, and luck. And then there's the question of what to do with a two-thousand-year-old human skull. . .

From 2007 to 2012, Pete explored Mustang's sky caves with a team that included scientists, mountain climbers, and even two children. They found mummies, murals, manuscripts, and other priceless artifacts. Follow Pete on his dangerous trips to the sky caves and discover the secrets the caves revealed.

Publisher: Minneapolis :, Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.,, 2014, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781467700160
Branch Call Number: J 796. 522 ATH
Characteristics: 64 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps, colour portraits ; 23 x 28 cm


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In the ancient kingdom of Mustang, now part of Nepal, people lived in caves built high into steep cliffs. They are full of amazing relics, but it is also incredibly dangerous getting to them. Join Pete Athans’ team of scientists, mountain climbers, and two children as they explore these caves. Illus. with photographs.

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