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There are many good books on climbing the legendary Mount Everest, but Touching My Father’s Soul delivers a very different perspective than most. Jamling Norgay is the son of the legendary Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa who teamed with Sir Edmund Hilary in 1953 to be the first to successfully summit (and also successfully descend) the mountain. Jamling Norgay himself is also a great climber; he led a Everest expedition in 1996 that was the basis for the 1998 IMAX documentary film called Everest. The team was actually on the mountain during the fateful disaster featured in Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, and the film features footage of the team assisting survivors. Norgay’s book includes some great stories and perspectives about his father, an interesting look at the life of the Sherpas and the history of these prodigious climbers, and the story of that famous 1996 ascent.
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GREAT QUOTES FROM TOUCHING MY FATHER'S SOUL
“Jamling was the climbing leader of the 1996 expedition that made the hugely popular IMAX film Everest. Although most of the other accounts of the Everest disaster were written by men and women who, like Jamling, witnessed the catastrophe first-hand, this is the only one authored by a Sherpa - the Buddhist people whose homeland surrounds Mount Everest, and who have played a singular, utterly crucial role in the great peak's mountaineering history since the British first ventured onto its flanks in 1921."
- Jon Krakauer, introduction to Touching My Father's Soul
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SHERPAS - THE TRUE HEROES OF MOUNT EVEREST