Tenzing Norgay and the Sherpas of Everest

Author: Tashi Tenzing,Judy Tenzing

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780071413091

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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One of the greatest tales of mountaineering heroics is told for the first time from the Sherpa point of view. Coauthored by the grandson of mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, this is a highly visual and intimate look at a proud and enigmatic man and the mountain that shaped him. 100 photos.

Tenzing and the Sherpas of Everest

Author: Judy Tenzig,Tashi Tenzing

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 073049358X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In 2003, the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary and tenzing Norgay Sherpa's historic ascent of Mount Everest, an event which became the defining moment in 20th-century adventure and delivered fame and glory to the men who took part in the expedition. All, perhaps, except tenzing, who, after a brief honeymoon period with the world's media and political leaders, returned to his humble home in the hill station of Darjeeling, India, and never properly received the credit and plaudits he so richly deserved. In 1986 he passed away, having touched the hearts of all those he came across, and having done so much for his people. tenzing and the Sherpas of Everest is the inspiring story of this poor and illiterate man who left his small ancestral village in a remote part of the Himalaya and through grit, courage and sheer determination climbed the world's highest mountain and become a hero around the globe. But it is also a tribute to tenzing's family and the Sherpa people who have contributed so much to exploration in the Himalaya over the last hundred years.

Life and Death on Mt. Everest

Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering

Author: Sherry B. Ortner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691074481

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Focusing on the relationship between white European and American climbers and their Sherpa guides on Everest climbs throughout this century, the author explores the cultural divides and mutual dependencies that inform these relationships.

Everest Solo

»Der gläserne Horizont«

Author: Reinhold Messner

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104908311

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Als Reinhold Messner 1979 in Kathmandu erfährt, dass der japanische Bergsteiger Naomi Uemura die Erlaubnis erhalten hat, den Mount Everest im Winter 1980/81 im Alleingang zu besteigen, kennt er nur ein Ziel: Er muss ihm zuvorkommen. Seit seinem Alleingang zum 8125 Meter hohen Nanga Parbat weiß Messner, dass auch die Besteigung des Everest, des mit 8848 Metern höchsten Gipfels der Erde, allein möglich ist. Messner handelt sofort, und es gelingt ihm, eine Expeditionsgenehmigung für die Zeit von Juni bis Ende August 1980 zu bekommen. Schon einmal stand Reinhold Messner auf dem Everest. Das war 1978. Nun wird er ein zweites Mal gehen, wieder ohne künstlichen Sauerstoff, aber diesmal auch ohne Kletterpartner, ohne feste Lagerkette, ohne Träger und über eine neue Route auf der tibetischen Seite. Messners Bericht über die alpinistische Sensation seiner Solobesteigung schildert nicht nur den Kampf ums Überleben angesichts der gewaltigen Herausforderungen der Natur, wie Monsunstürme, Gletscherspalten und die sauerstoffarme Luft in achttausend Meter Höhe, sondern vor allem auch die Abenteuer der Psyche an den Grenzen menschlicher Belastbarkeit und das mystische Erleben der Einsamkeit in eisiger Natur.

Tenzing

Hero of Everest : a Biography of Tenzing Norgay

Author: Ed Douglas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 299

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A portrait in observance of the first Everest ascent's fiftieth anniversary follows the life of Tibetan-born Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, from his life as an illiterate yak herder to his relationship with Sir Edmund Hillary and his accomplishments as a mountaineer.

Hillary and Norgay

To the Top of Mount Everest

Author: Heather Whipple

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778724186

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Examines the lives of the first men to climb Mount Everest, focusing on life on the expedition, as well as a looking at the social and political environment at the time.

View from the Summit

The Remarkable Memoir by the First Person to Conquer Everest

Author: Edmund Hillary

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743400674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In a fascinating memoir by the first man to mount the peak of Everest, Hillary discusses the adventures that shaped his life, from the South Pole to the Ganges River. Reprint.

Tiger of the Snows

Tenzing Norgay: The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest (with audio recording)

Author: Robert Burleigh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481428411

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Growing up at the foot of Mount Everest, a Sherpa boy named Tenzing Norgay dreamed about one day being the first to climb the giant in his backyard. For years he practiced, carrying loads of rocks in his backpack to grow stronger, prowling the mountain's lower levels; later, carrying loads of equipment for other adventurers, but always, always, wanting to climb himself. But his dream never seemed possible until he met Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand beekeeper who shared Tenzing's dream. By working together every step of the way, two men from entirely different backgrounds climbed into the clouds, to the peak of Mount Everest. However, as the years passed, only Hilary's name lived on in the history books while, in the west, Norgay's was mostly forgotten. In Tiger of the Snows, Robert Burleigh introduces young readers to one of the Far East's greatest heroes and tells the long-neglected story of a litle boy with an unimaginable dream, who refused to be daunted by the world's most daunting mountain, and who came to be known as the tiger of the snows. Caldecott winner Ed Young brings Everest to life with hauntingly, subtly beautiful animal imageries and resplendent colors, capturing the breathtaking grandeur and life force of the mountain the Nepalese call Mother Goddess of the Earth.

One Mountain Thousand Summits

The Untold Story of Tragedy and True Heroism on K2

Author: Freddie Wilkinson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101456132

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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The account of one of the deadliest and most mysterious tragedies in mountaineering history-the 2008 K2 disaster. One Mountain Thousand Summits reveals the true story of the K2 tragedy that claimed the lives of eleven men. Based on his numerous trips to Nepal and in-depth interviews he conducted with the survivors, the families of the lost climbers, and the Sherpa guides whose heroic efforts saved the lives of at least four climbers, Freddie Wilkinson's narrative uncovers what actually occurred on the mountain, while delivering a criticism of the mainstream press's incomplete coverage of the event, and an insightful look into the lives of the six Sherpas who were involved.

The Call of Everest

The History, Science, and Future of the World's Tallest Peak

Author: Conrad Anker

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426212410

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 275

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Gripping and sumptuous, this is the definitive book on the history, mystique, and science of Mount Everest, including how climate change is impacting the world's tallest mountain. In 1963, the American Mount Everest Expedition made mountaineering history. It was the first American venture to successfully scale the legendary peak and the first successful climb up the hazardous West Ridge (a climb so difficult no one has yet repeated it). In 2012, adventurer Conrad Anker led a National Geographic/The North Face team up the mountain to enact a legacy climb. Environmental changes and overcrowding led to challenges and disappointments, but yet the mountain maintains its allure. Now, steely-eyed Anker leads a team of writers in a book designed to celebrate the world's most famous mountain, to look back over the years of climbing triumphs and tragedies, and to spotlight what has changed--and what remains eternal--on Mount Everest. Telltale signs of Everest's current state, never-before-published photography, and cutting-edge science expose the world's tallest peak--its ancient meaning, its ever-present challenges, and its future in a world of disappearing ice. From the Hardcover edition.

Sir Edmund Hillary & the People of Everest

Author: Cynthia Russ Ramsay,Anne B. Keiser

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740729500

Category: Photography

Page: 174

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Describes Hillary's ascent to the summit of Mount Everest and his lifelong relationship with the Sherpas.

In eisige Höhen

Das Drama am Mount Everest

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492957765

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Der Klassiker zum Wiederentdecken: Mit seinem Weltbestseller revolutionierte der Bergsteiger und Schriftsteller Jon Krakauer die Abenteuerliteratur – und läßt Spannung und Faszination, Fassungslosigkeit und blankes Entsetzen eins werden. 1996 nahm der amerikanische Journalist Jon Krakauer an einer Mount-Everest-Expedition teil. Das Unternehmen endete in einer Katastrophe, fünf von Krakauers Kameraden kamen auf tragische Weise in einem peitschenden Schneesturm ums Leben, er selbst konnte sich mit letzter Kraft in Sicherheit bringen. Minutiös und eindrucksvoll schildert er in diesem Bericht den Verlauf der Expedition. Er äußert sich außerdem kritisch über die Auswüchse des modernen Alpinismus mit seinen oft tödlichen Folgen, vermittelt aber zugleich einen Eindruck von der magischen Anziehungskraft und der Faszination des Bergsteigens.

Touching My Father's Soul

A Sherpa's Sacred Jouney to the Top of Everest

Author: Broughton Coburn,Jamling Tenzing Norgay

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144811697X

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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A book of adventure, wisdom and spiritual enlightenment. Touching My Father's Soul recounts Tenzing's son, Jamling Norgay's treacherous climb to the world's most forbidding summit. As retold in Krakauer's Into This Air, the 1996 IMAX climbing expedition collided with tragedy. As the climb unfolds so too does Norgay's inner journey. His desire to finally stand alongside his father's soul on the summit of Everest is realised, as is an understanding of his family's Sherpa history and a realisation of the power and significance of the Himalayas. Beautifully repackaged for the paperback edition, this is a classic.

Man of Everest

The Story of Tenzing Norgay, Sir Edmund Hillary's Sherpa

Author: Tenzing Norgay,James Ramsey Ullman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903933312

Category: Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)

Page: 302

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On May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary and his sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first human beings to conquer Mount Everest, the highest place on earth. They became heroes. But who was Tenzing? What was the trajectory from the Yak pastures of Solo Kum to the heroes' reception at Buckingham Palace and how did he see it? How did he view his own illiterate and primitive background? What was his point of view on the differences that arose between the British and Asians during the Expeditions? In this text, Tenzing himself answers these questions.

Tigers of the Snow

How One Fateful Climb Made The Sherpas Mountaineering Legends

Author: Jonathan Neale

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429978583

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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The true story of the tragedy and survival on one of the world's most dangerous mountains. In 1922 Himalayan climbers were British gentlemen, and their Sherpa and Tibetan porters were "coolies," unskilled and inexperienced casual laborers. By 1953 Sherpa Tenzing Norgay stood on the summit of Everest, and the coolies had become the "Tigers of the Snow." Jonathan Neale's absorbing new book is both a compelling history of the oft-forgotten heroes of mountaineering and a gripping account of the expedition that transformed the Sherpas into climbing legends. In 1934 a German-led team set off to climb the Himalayan peak of Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest mountain on earth. After a disastrous assault in 1895, no attempt had been made to conquer the mountain for thirty-nine years. The new Nazi government was determined to prove German physical superiority to the rest of the world. A heavily funded expedition was under pressure to deliver results. Like all climbers of the time, they did not really understand what altitude did to the human body. When a hurricane hit the leading party just short of the summit, the strongest German climbers headed down and left the weaker Germans and the Sherpas to die on the ridge. What happened in the next few days of death and fear changed forever how the Sherpa climbers thought of themselves. From that point on, they knew they were the decent and responsible people of the mountain. Jonathan Neale interviewed many old Sherpa men and women, including Ang Tsering, the last man off Nanga Parbat alive in 1934. Impeccably researched and superbly written, Tigers of the Snow is the compelling narrative of a climb gone wrong, set against the mountaineering history of the early twentieth century, the haunting background of German politics in the 1930s, and the hardship and passion of life in the Sherpa valleys.

Everest

Summit of Achievement

Author: Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743243862

Category: Self-Help

Page: 252

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Chronicles the history of Everest exploration throughout the twentieth century, from early surveys and reconnaissance expeditions, through the first successful ascent, to contemporary attempts.

The Sherpa of Khumbu

People, Livestock, and Landscape

Author: Barbara Anne Brower

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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In the three and a half decades since Nepal opened its borders and Edmund Hillary stood with Tenzing on the summit of Everest the Sherpa world has changed irreversibly. Becoming a part of the rest of the world and being defined as a natural park have brought new pressures on the people and the land, new expectations about what Sagarmatha National Park ought to look like, whom it is for and by whom it should be managed. Expeditions and trekking groups, with demands for human and animal porterage have affected old animal husbandry practices and, together with other concomitant developments, have vitally affected both the traditional life of the Sherpa people and the fragile high mountain environment of Khumbu. This study, based on extensive fieldwork, looks at animal management in Sagarmatha National Park in the context of Sherpa subsistance, demonstrating the intricacy of the man-land relationship, the adaptability of traditional people and the range of considerations that must be taken into account in any attempt to modify traditional land-use practices. The Khumbu landscape is graphically described and the human role in modifying the natural landscape is explored. Sherpa history and economy are discussed, as are the substantial changes that the traditional life of Khumbu has undergone in the past few decades. Livestock provides a focal point for this wide-ranging investigation and the cattle economy in particular is described in some detail. In sum, this work provides a well-rounded and very readable account of Sherpa society in transition and its interaction with its environment and the external world. Although focusing on the Sherpa, its relevance stretches far beyond its immediatesubject to the study of all traditional societies subject to the pressures of change and the debate on the apparent hiatus between preservation of the environment and the legitimate rights of the people who depend upon it for a livelihood.