Author(s): Ian Robinson
On every journey, you must die once - the person who arrives should not be the person who left. Tibetan proverb You Must Die Once is an epic story. After the death of his spiritual adviser, Ian Robinson vowed to deliver his ashes to Mt Kailas, Tibet's most sacred mountain. His journey through some of the world's toughest terrain, alone on horseback, ended in disaster when he was arrested and deported - only to come back two years later.The story of both journeys is enthralling - travel writing at its very best. Fighting cold, exhaustion and runaway horses, he camped in high mountain valleys with wolves, dicing with the elements and altitude sickness. But it is his account of his spiritual and emotional journey, told with wit, warmth and insight, that transcends the ordinary to make this an inspirational account of one man's determination to fulfil a promise. First published 2006.