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

ISBN-10: 0062516884

ISBN-13: 9780062516886

Edition: 2001

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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.
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144

Jon Krakauer was born in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1954. He received a degree in environmental studies from Hampshire College in Massachusetts in 1976. He worked as a carpenter and fisherman. He also wrote articles on mountain climbing, which appeared in several publications including GQ, National Geographic, Architectural Digest, Playboy, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone. In 1996, he climbed Mt. Everest, but a storm took the lives of four of the five teammates who reached the summit with him. An analysis of the calamity he wrote for Outside magazine received a National Magazine Award. An article he wrote for Smithsonian about volcanology received the 1997 Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism. He is the author of several books including Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster, Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, When Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, and Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way. His book, Into the Wild, was made into a movie in 2007.

Foreword
Introduction
An Ominous Forecast
Flying into the Unknown
Standing Before the Goddess
From Her Hem to Her Lap
The Wrath of the Goddess
A Lesson in Impermanence
A Difficult Decision
Obstacles and Blessings
Meeting my Father
Freedom From Desire
Helping the Himalaya
Acknowledgments
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