Lost In Mongolia: Rafting the World's Last Unchallenged River The title refers to just one episode in Angus' 2001 odyssey along the entire length of Asia's mammoth Yenisey River -- specifically, an 11-day ordeal… Lost In Mongolia: Rafting the World's Last Unchallenged River The title refers to just one episode in Angus' 2001 odyssey along the entire length of Asia's mammoth Yenisey River -- specifically, an 11-day ordeal… 2003-09-09 Nonfiction
Book Review

Lost In Mongolia: Rafting the World's Last Unchallenged River (2003)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Sep 09, 2003; Writer: Colin Angus; Genre: Nonfiction

The title refers to just one episode in Angus' 2001 odyssey along the entire length of Asia's mammoth Yenisey River -- specifically, an 11-day ordeal during which he, sans shoes, shirt, or supplies, was accidentally separated from his mates and survived with the aid of yurt-dwelling peasants, the inexplicably friendly denizens of a Mongolian military base, and, strangely enough, e-mail. It's a priceless event made palpable with streamlined prose that deftly magnifies the wonder of his half-year quest from Beijing to the Arctic. The Canadian's bio calls him ''a full-time adventurer.'' But if Angus ever tires of navigating a rickety skiff through icy channels, nightclubbing with Siberian mafiosi, or snorting snuff beside a yak-dung-fueled fire, he's got an awfully good career to fall back on.

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Originally posted Sep 12, 2003 Published in issue #727-728 Sep 12, 2003 Order article reprints