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Touching my father's soul : a Sherpa's journey to the top of Everest

Author: Jamling Tenzing Norgay; Broughton Coburn
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : HarperSanFrancisco, 2002, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 Sherpa, 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 1996 Mount Everest disaster with little-known stories from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jamling Tenzing Norgay; Jamling Tenzing Norgay
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jamling Tenzing Norgay; Broughton Coburn
OCLC Number: 943113647
Notes: "First HarperSanFrancisco paperback edition"--Title page verso.
Description: xvii, 316 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Jamling Tenzing Norgay with Broughton Coburn.

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"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 Sherpa, 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 1996 Mount Everest disaster with little-known stories from his father's historic climb."--Jacket.

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