Travels in Northern Mongolia

by Don Croner



Book Details

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Publication Date : 21/04/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781413442748

About the Book

Travels in Northern Mongolia describes Don Croner’s search deep into the heart of the Khangai Mountains of Mongolia for the source of the Yenisei-Angara-Selenga River System, the fifth longest river system in the world; his visits to locales connected with the life of Zanabazar (1635–1723), founder of the Gelugpa Sect of Buddhism in Mongolia, a world-class artist, and the first of Mongolia’s eight Bogd Gegens; and a horseback trip to the upper Onon Valley, an area known as the Birthplace of the Mongols, including an ascent of Burkhan Khaldun, the mountain worshipped by Genghis Khan.

About the Author

Don Croner has traveled 15,950 miles by jeep, 2430 miles by horseback, 477 miles by camel, and worn out over half a dozen pairs of boots walking an indeterminate amount of miles through twenty of Mongolia’s twenty-one provinces. When he is not traveling he resides in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia.