Where the Indus is young

One winter, Dervla Murphy and her six-year-old daughter Rachel walked into the Karakoram mountains in the frozen heart of the Western Himalayas and along the perilous Indus Gorge.

Accompanied only by a gallant polo pony, they encountered conditions that tested the limits of their ingenuity, endurance, and courage.

Hair-raising, gloriously subjective, and with the quirky vitality of fiction, the resulting book is a classic of travel writing