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Description - Touching My Father's Soul by Broughton Coburn

Anyone who finished Into Thin Air and wondered how a sherpa might have written about the same events on Everest must read this book. 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. In this gripping and inspirational book, Jamling Norgay interweaves the story of his own ascent of Everest during the infamous 1996 season, with the first real account of his father's historic climb. For Jamling it is a journey of discovery, into the spiritual heritage of the Sherpa tradition, into his father's past and into the obsession that makes men risk their lives to summit Mount Chomolungma. A classic in mountaineering literature, this is a compelling and emotional account of two historic ascents and of the relationship between a father and son.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091884673
ISBN-10: 0091884675
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Broughton Coburn

Jamling Tenzing Norgay is the son of famed mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, who climbed Everest in 1953 with Sir Edmund Hillary. Jamling is also the star of the IMAX film Everest, and lives in Nepal. Broughton Coburn is the author of the National Geographic Society book Everest- Mountain Without Mercy. Coburn has lived in Nepal for 25 years and has a deep knowledge of Himalayan culture and Tibetan Buddhism.

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