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Touching My Father's Soul : A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest,9780062516886

Touching My Father's Soul : A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest

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9780062516886

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0062516884
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Pub. Date:
1/13/2010
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HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

In a story of Everest unlike any told before, Jamling Tenzing Norgay gives us an insider's view of the Sherpa world. As Climbing Leader of the famed 1996 Everest IMAX expedition led by David Breashears, Jamling Norgay was able to follow in the footsteps of his legendary mountaineer father, Tenzing Norgay, who with Sir Edmund Hillary was the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest, in 1953. Jamling Norgay interweaves the story of his own ascent during the infamous May 1996 Mount Everest disaster with little-known stories from his father's historic climb and the spiritual life of the Sherpas, revealing a fascinating and profound world that few -- even many who have made it to the top -- have ever seen.

Author Biography

Jamling Tenzing Norgay was climbing leader for the 1996 Everest IMAX Filming Expedition and summitted Mount Everest in that year Broughton Coburn is the author of the bestselling Everest: Mountain Without Mercy

Table of Contents

Foreword x
Introduction xiii
An Ominous Forecast
1(34)
Flying Into the Unknown
35(30)
Standing Before the Goddess
65(34)
From Her Hem to Her Lap
99(36)
The Wrath of the Goddess
135(36)
A Lesson in Impermanence
171(34)
A Difficult Decision
205(24)
Obstacles and Blessings
229(22)
Meeting My Father
251(30)
Freedom From Desire
281(28)
Helping the Himalaya 309(2)
Acknowledgments 311


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