Touching My Father's Soul

A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest

By Jamling Tenzing Norgay; Broughton Coburn; Jon Krakauer (Introduction by)
HarperOne, Paperback, 9780062516886, 336pp.

Publication Date: May 2002

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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.




About the Author
Norgay was Climbing Leader for the 1996 Everest IMAX Filming Expedition and summitted Mount Everest in that year. He runs Tenzing Norgay Adventures, and is based in Darjeeling, India.Broughton Coburn, a "New York Times "bestselling author and editor, has worked in environmental conservation and development projects in the Himalayas for more than two of the past three decades. In addition, he has directed projects for the World Bank, World Wildlife Fund, and American Himalayan Foundation.Jon Krakauer is a part-time mountaineer and a full-time writer. He is a contributing editor at Outside magazine and writes for many national magazines and newspapers. He lives in Seattle, Washington. "From the Paperback edition."
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