Hikers will love this
book! Watkins spends much of his time in
Norway walking in the mountains. It is
gorgeous countryside well able to seduce those who enjoy wandering in the
majesty of tall white mountains. Watkins
desire to see Norway is fired by a shipmate while he is working his way through
college (Yale tends to be expensive).
His first trip is short, just a couple weeks, but it fuels a hunger for
more time in Norway and soon he is voraciously reading travel memoirs. His next trip is not so rushed, allowing him
to follow in the footsteps of the authors who kept his interest in Norway
Acclaimed writer Paul Watkins describes his spellbinding solo trek through the wilds of Norway's Rondane and Jutunheimen mountains—grand but harsh landscapes where myth and reality meet. His adventure takes him through valleys bordered by thousand-foot cliffs, roaring waterfalls wreathed in rainbows, blinding glaciers, and shimmering blue snowfields. Yet this is also some of the harshest, most challenging terrain in the world. Watkins's route follows razor-thin ridges, hair-raising paths, and vertigo-inducing drops. An engaging and reflective memoir, The Fellowship of Ghosts captures the profound connection between the Norwegian landscape and the myths, peoples, and dreams that it inspires.