Tenzing and the Sherpas of Everest

Tenzing and the Sherpas of Everest

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Author: Judy Tenzing
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 211
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0732267250

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In 2003, the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay sherpa's historic ascent of Mount Everest, an event which became defining moment in twentieth-century adventure and delivered fame and glory to the men who took part in colonel John Hunt's 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 consequently became a hero around the world. 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.

Written by Tenzing's mountaineer grandson Tashi and his wife Judy, 'Tenzing and the Sherpas of Everest' uncovers one of the great untold stories of world mountaineering and pays long-overdue homage to the Sherpas, without whom the summit of Everest would have remained an impossible dream for climbers the world over.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary
Introduction by Tashi Wangchuk Tenzing
A Note on Sherpa Physiology

CHAPTER 1
Everest : The Mountain and its People

CHAPTER 2
The Himalayan Club and the Tiger Medal

CHAPTER 3
The First Tigers of the Snow : The old Sherpa Climbers

CHAPTER 4
Tenzing Norgay Sherpa : The Birth of the Everest Dream

CHAPTER 5
Tenzing Norgay sherpa : Everest 1952 and the swiss

CHAPTER 6
Tenzing Norgay Sherpa : Everest 1953

CHAPTER 7
Tenzing Norgay Sherpa : After Everest

CHAPTER 8
Tashi Tenzing’s Quest for Everest

CHAPTER 9
Other Tenzings on Everest

CHAPTER 10
The New Lords of Everest

CHAPTER 11
More than Mountains

CHAPTER 12
The Sherpas : Change and the Future

Sherpa Ascents of Everest 1953-2000