Touching My Father's Soul

Author(s): Jamling Tenzing Norgay


The son of the first Sherpa to climb Mount Everest recalls his father's historic achievement, introducing a local perspective on this renowned peak and the culture of the Tibetan Sherpas who live in the shadow of the mountain.


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"As profoundly uplifting as it is disturbing, Jamling Tenzing Norgay's revealing account of his quest to understand what led his father to first climb Everest succeeds in every way."--Galen Rowell, mountaineering author, photographer, and climber"Jamling Tenzing Norgay?teaches us all the enduring lessons of faith and the humility evoked by high and wild places."--Tom Brokaw"There is much to marvel at in these page. It taught me a great deal....Enthralling to read." --Jon Krakauer, author of "Into Thin Air..".insightful meditation on climbing, spirituality and life -- a breath-taking and inspiring view from the other side of the mountain."--David Breashears..".Jamling engagingly illustrates his passion to follow his father's route -- and his father's dreams -- to the roof of the world."--Reinhold Messner??escapes easy generic classification?a deft balance between adventure story and family memoir?.Essential reading for mountaineers, both actual and armchair.?--Kirkus starred review, March 15, 2001"Norgay's clever weaving of the parallel stories of his climb and his father's enriches an already gripping tale.""Publiskers Weekly April 2, 2001..".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""Touching My Father's Soul rises above the bumper crop of books on Everest's tragic 1996 season."--"Outside Magazine May 2001

General Fields

  • : 9780062516879
  • : colusa
  • : colusa
  • : July 2001
  • : 241mm X 165mm X 29mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jamling Tenzing Norgay
  • : Hardback
  • : 316