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

Paperback | May 14, 2002

byJamling T. Norgay

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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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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 wa...

"...combines Nepalese culture, the tragic events of the 1996 season on Everest and the remarkable Tenzing family story to tell an inspiring autobiography." (Tim Forbes)

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Format:PaperbackPublished:May 14, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic A classic must read for all with an interest in any or all of: outdoor expiditions; personal growth; our fathers.
Date published: 2012-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Different Kind of Journey If you are looking for an factual adventure story, Touching My Father's Soul might be a bit too deep for you. This real life story of a son's attempt to literally walk in his father's footsteps takes you for a journey through culture and history as well as to the top of the world. It is a very different view from the eyes of a Sherpa than it is from a highly paid mountain climbing professional, as we learn about the cultural aspects of climbing Everest as well as the physical and mental aspects of this adventure. The fact that this expedition took place in the days that followed the 1996 tragedy on Everest makes the authors comments all the more poignant. From start to finish, this book engages both your heart and your mind as you climb the mountain both literaly and figuratively with the son of one of the world's most famous mountaineers.
Date published: 2002-09-04

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"...combines Nepalese culture, the tragic events of the 1996 season on Everest and the remarkable Tenzing family story to tell an inspiring autobiography." (Tim Forbes)