"For author Jeff Rasley, the heart of the matter in his new book ... is
clearly the two sides to progress. The book is actually two separate yet inseparable stories. One sensitively
captures Mr. Rasley's love affair with the magnificent beauty and magnetism of
Mt. Everest and the mountainous region of Nepal, and with the physical, mental
and spiritual challenges and rewards of mountain climbing and trekking. The
other more compelling story, for most readers, is Rasley's warm, admiring
portrait of Nepal's intriguing Sherpa and Rai peoples and their cultures." -Reader Views
"This book reminds me of Three Cups of Tea in that Rasley went to Nepal,
saw the needs of the tiny village in the Himalayas, which had no
running water and no electricity and badly needed teachers and a school,
returned home and made it happen." Bonnie Neely, Real Travel Adventures International Magazine
From the Author
Affluent kids at a wealthy suburban high school, after viewing a slideshow about Basa village, asked me, "Why do the Basa kids seem so much happier than we are. We have so much and they have so little. Yet, they are happy and we are stressed and anxious."
In Light in the Mountains
I compare and contrast the culture of those American adolescents with the children of Basa. In doing so I reveal what I have learned about the communal bonds of Basa village and why it is such a happy place.
A Pinterest photo album related to Light in the Mountains
may be found on Jeff Rasley's Pinterest.com boards.
Peruse and enjoy the photos.