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Jesuits and Altitude Sickness June 26, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Jesuits and Altitude Sickness

Beachcombing was reading Lost on Everest (London 1999) by Peter Firstbrook last night when he came across a description of the Jesuit Antonio de Andrade crossing the Himalayas in 1624. De Andrade and his men had a nasty experience up in the passes, several feeling ill and De Andrade wrote: ‘According to the natives, many […]