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
View: 7400
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.

In eisige Höhen

Das Drama am Mount Everest
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492957765
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 2169
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.

Mountaineering Tourism

Author: Ghazali Musa,James Higham,Anna Thompson- Carr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131766874X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 358
View: 1109
In May 1993 the British Mountaineering Council met to discuss the future of high altitude tourism. Of concern to attendees were reports of queues on Everest and reference was made to mountaineer Peter Boardman calling Everest an ‘amphitheater of the ego’. Issues raised included environmental and social responsibility and regulations to minimize impacts. In the years that have followed there has been a surge of interest in climbing Everest, with one day in 2012 seeing 234 climbers reach the summit. Participation in mountaineering tourism has surely escalated beyond the imagination of those who attended the meeting 20 years ago. This book provides a critical and comprehensive analysis of all pertinent aspects and issues related to the development and the management of the growth area of mountaineering tourism. By doing so it explores the meaning of adventure and special reference to mountain-based adventure, the delivering of adventure experience and adventure learning and education. It further introduces examples of settings (alpine environments) where a general management framework could be applied as a baseline approach in mountaineering tourism development. Along with this general management framework, the book draws evidence from case studies derived from various mountaineering tourism development contexts worldwide, to highlight the diversity and uniqueness of management approaches, policies and practices. Written by leading academics from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, this insightful book will provide students, researchers and academics with a better understanding of the unique aspects of tourism management and development of this growing form of adventure tourism across the world.


Expeditionen zum Endpunkt
Author: Reinhold Messner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783835411708
Category: Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Page: 255
View: 6956

Images des Sports in Österreich

Innensichten und Außenwahrnehmungen
Author: Matthias Marschik,Agnes Meisinger,Rudolf Müllner,Georg Spitaler,Johann Skocek
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3847009079
Category: History
Page: 412
View: 9003
Sport hat seit dem Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts in Österreich eine enorme gesellschaftliche und kulturelle Bedeutung. Die damit verbundenen Werte und Normen werden primär bildhaft vermittelt. Daher nimmt dieser Band zentrale Images und Topoi der Bewegungskultur in den Fokus. Durch starke Emotionen haben sich viele dieser Bilder in die kollektive Erinnerung des Landes eingeschrieben. Das Buch beleuchtet ihre aktuelle und vergangenheitspolitische Bedeutung, die immer wieder aufs Neue verhandelt werden muss. In den Beiträgen entsteht ein selektives und doch inklusives Gesamtbild des modernen österreichischen Sportgeschehens und seiner Populärkulturen von den Anfängen vor 1900 bis in die Gegenwart. Since the end of the 19th century sports are of great social and cultural importance in Austria. The values and ethics related to sports are primarily conveyed via images. Thus, this volume focuses on central images and topoi of sports. Due to their strong emotions these images have found their way into the collective memory of the country. This book illustrates their recent and past political meaning which has to be repeatedly negotiated. The contributions show a selective but yet inclusive presentation of the modern Austrian sports culture and its popular cultures from the beginning before 1900 until recent years.

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
View: 5263
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.

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
View: 7642
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.

Auf den Spuren meines Vaters

die Sherpas und der Everest
Author: Jamling Tenzing Norgay
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783453867253
Page: 349
View: 3383

Tibet in the Western Imagination

Author: T. Neuhaus
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137264837
Category: History
Page: 264
View: 5482
Neuhaus explores the roots of the long-standing European fascination with Tibet, from the Dalai Lama to the Abominable Snowman. Surveying a wide range of travel accounts, official documents, correspondence and fiction, he examines how different people thought about both Tibet and their home cultures.


The Mountaineering History
Author: Walt Unsworth
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898866704
Category: History
Page: 789
View: 3277
This complete history tells the truth about many of those who have attempted to climb to the roof of the world.

Anthropology in Theory

Issues in Epistemology
Author: Henrietta L. Moore,Todd Sanders
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118780590
Category: Social Science
Page: 616
View: 8576
This second edition of the widely praised Anthropology inTheory: Issues in Epistemology, features a variety of updates,revisions, and new readings in its comprehensive presentation ofissues in the history of anthropological theory and epistemologyover the past century. Provides a comprehensive selection of 60 readings and aninsightful overview of the evolution of anthropological theory Revised and updated to reflect an on-going strength anddiversity of the discipline in recent years, with new readingspointing to innovative directions in the development ofanthropological research Identifies crucial concepts that reflect the practice ofengaging with theory, particular ways of thinking, analyzing andreflecting that are unique to anthropology Includes excerpts of seminal anthropological works, key classicand contemporary debates in the discipline, and cutting-edge newtheorizing Reveals broader debates in the social sciences, including the relationship between society and culture; language and culturalmeanings; structure and agency; identities and technologies;subjectivities and trans-locality; and meta-theory, ontology andepistemology

Fields of Combat

Understanding PTSD among Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan
Author: Erin P. Finley
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801461187
Category: Medical
Page: 240
View: 1895
For many of the 1.6 million U.S. service members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001, the trip home is only the beginning of a longer journey. Many undergo an awkward period of readjustment to civilian life after long deployments. Some veterans may find themselves drinking too much, unable to sleep or waking from unspeakable dreams, lashing out at friends and loved ones. Over time, some will struggle so profoundly that they eventually are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD). Both heartbreaking and hopeful, Fields of Combat tells the story of how American veterans and their families navigate the return home. Following a group of veterans and their their personal stories of war, trauma, and recovery, Erin P. Finley illustrates the devastating impact PTSD can have on veterans and their families. Finley sensitively explores issues of substance abuse, failed relationships, domestic violence, and even suicide and also challenges popular ideas of PTSD as incurable and permanently debilitating. Drawing on rich, often searing ethnographic material, Finley examines the cultural, political, and historical influences that shape individual experiences of PTSD and how its sufferers are perceived by the military, medical personnel, and society at large. Despite widespread media coverage and public controversy over the military's response to wounded and traumatized service members, debate continues over how best to provide treatment and compensation for service-related disabilities. Meanwhile, new and highly effective treatments are revolutionizing how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides trauma care, redefining the way PTSD itself is understood in the process. Carefully and compassionately untangling each of these conflicts, Fields of Combat reveals the very real implications they have for veterans living with PTSD and offers recommendations to improve how we care for this vulnerable but resilient population.

Der Gipfel

Tragödie am Mount Everest
Author: Anatoli Boukreev,G. Weston DeWalt
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641026504
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 3110
Eiskalt und spannend Anatoli Boukreev, der russische Bergführer aus Scott Fischers Expedition, schildert die Ereignisse an jenem verhängnisvollen 10. Mai 1996 aus seiner Sicht. Der Russe Anatoli Boukreev hat elf der vierzehn Achttausender ohne Hilfe von Sauerstoff bestiegen und galt als einer der besten Bergsteiger der Welt. An dem verhängnisvollen 10. Mai 1996, als in der Todeszone auf dem Mount Everest fünf Menschen starben, nahm er als Führer an Scott Fischers Expedition teil und kämpfte sich mehrmals durch den peitschenden Wind, um Expeditionsteilnehmer vor dem sicheren Tod zu retten.

The Fate of "Culture"

Geertz and Beyond
Author: Sherry B. Ortner
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520216016
Category: Social Science
Page: 169
View: 4926
The essays in this book were originally published as a special issue of Representations (summer 1997, No. 59)

Everest Solo

»Der gläserne Horizont«
Author: Reinhold Messner
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104908311
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 9010
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.

Climbing free

in den steilsten Wänden der Welt
Author: Lynn Hill,Greg Child
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492404020
Page: 319
View: 1899

Kein Weg zurück

Leben und Sterben am K2
Author: Graham Bowley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492404631
Page: 319
View: 2008

Himalayan Research Bulletin

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Nepal
Page: N.A
View: 2419

Everest Grand Circle

A Climbing and Skiing Adventure Through Nepal and Tibet
Author: Ned Gillette,Jan Reynolds
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 216
View: 6215

Gender & Difference in a Globalizing World

Twenty-first Century Anthropology
Author: Frances E. Mascia-Lees
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
Category: Social Science
Page: 299
View: 2957
Francis E. Mascia-Lees' ability to synthesize complex ideas rewards readers with a text that clearly conceptualizes how differences of gender, race, class, and sexuality structure today's globalizing world. It exposes the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical orientations used in anthropology to study gender, difference, power, and inequality including feminist anthropology; black feminist anthropology; lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered theory; practice, postcolonial, symbolic, and psychological anthropology; as well as social evolutionism, sociobiology, and evolutionary psychology, among others. Mascia-Lees combines core components of these perspectives with insightful analyses and ethnographic examples to illustrate how global events and transformations have molded and continue to shape gender identities, behaviors, and expectations and produce and sustain worldwide inequalities. This exemplary treatment provides a solid background to understand complex issues and to think critically about remedying uneven degrees of privilege and experiences of oppression both within and across nations.