Around the same time, she met an American mountaineer at the Rum Doodle, a bar in Kathmandu.
A Chinese mountaineer held a green raincoat over his waist like an apron, covering his nakedness.
Sher Khan, a Pakistani mountaineer, sunk to his knees, shivering.
A Chinese mountaineer, Sher learned, had miraculously survived.
Then Smoky's feet came free, but the mountaineer did not get up at once.
The mountaineer likes to retire again from the plains into the mountains.
Layson called to him good-naturedly, but the mountaineer gave him no heed.
The mountaineer gave the peculiar whistle he had uttered at the Ford.
Nobody, not even a mountaineer, could live with him very long.
Then with a mountaineer's hoot, he gayly proclaimed his identity.