Jamling Tenzing Norgay - Touching My Father's Soul (2nd Hand Paperback)
Authors : Jamling Tenzing Norgay & Broughton Coburn.
Full Title : In The Footsteps of Tenzing Norgay - Touching My Father's Soul.
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.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Sports & Pastimes
- Published : 2001 (This Edition 2002 - Ebury Books)
- ISBN : 9780091884673
- SKU : B002509
- PPC : SP300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Perspective - that's the real key this book gives one with respect to the disaster of Everest '96. Many books have been written . . . but to me, "Touching My Father's Soul" is the best of the lot. This book is not fast moving, nor impressively dramatic but it is exceedingly real. Having been born a Sherpa, raised in India and schooled in America, Jamling brings us a unique perspective on the events. I've read countless books written by westerners that attempt to describe the culture of the Sherpa, but none compare with this book."
"There's a reason the Dalai Lama wrote the foreward to Jamling Norgay's book. This is a story that delves deeper than the typical adventure tale. It is a journey to the core of a man and his relationship to his family, his "people," nature, Buddhism, and himself. It is inspiring, filled with true examples of courage, bravery, and fortitude. For all those enthralled with Everest, Norgay's book provides a view of the mountain from both a historical and cultural aspect. It's fascinating to read how the Sherpas view the mountain and how cultures collide when the peak gets closer. The book is well researched, filled with interesting stories, and a fast, fun read. It is one of those rare books that stays with you long after you've turned the final page." - Thriftbooks Reviews.
Jamling Tenzing Norgay is an Indian-Nepali Sherpa Everest climber, a mountain guide, author and motivational speaker.
Broughton Coburn, author or editor of seven books, including two national bestsellers, has worked in environmental conservation and development projects in the Himalayas for more than two of the past three decades.