The Good News is the Bad News is Wrong

Author: Ben J. Wattenberg
Publisher: American Enterprise Institute
ISBN: 9780671606411
Category: Social Science
Page: 431
View: 1681
In search of the truth about the American condition, the author examines the latest social, economic, attitudinal, and demographic data.

Tenzing and the Sherpas of Everest

Author: Judy Tenzig,Tashi Tenzing
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 073049358X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 8933
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.

Tenzing Norgay and the Sherpas of Everest

Author: Tashi Tenzing,Judy Tenzing
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 294
View: 5896
Describes some of the most famous climbs of Mount Everest focusing on the career of Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa, who made the first successful ascent of Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, and looks at Sherpa society and history.

Touching My Father's Soul

A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest
Author: Jamling T. Norgay
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062516884
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
View: 8824
In a story of Everest unlike any told before, Jamling Tenzing Norgay gives us an insider's view of the Sherpa world. As Climbing Leader of the famed 1996 Everest IMAX expedition led by David Breashears, Jamling Norgay was able to follow in the footsteps of his legendary mountaineer father, Tenzing Norgay, who with Sir Edmund Hillary was the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest, in 1953. Jamling Norgay interweaves the story of his own ascent during the infamous May 1996 Mount Everest disaster with little-known stories from his father's historic climb and the spiritual life of the Sherpas, revealing a fascinating and profound world that few -- even many who have made it to the top -- have ever seen.


Hero of Everest : a Biography of Tenzing Norgay
Author: Ed Douglas
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 299
View: 1943
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.

Tenzing and the Sherpas of Everest

Author: N.A
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061755370
Page: N.A
View: 544

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: 9990
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.

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: 3489
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.

High Adventure

Author: Edmund Hillary
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195167341
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 245
View: 1813
"With nimble words and a straightforward style, New Zealand mountaineering legend Hillary recollects the bravery and frustration, the agony and glory that marked his Everest odyssey. From the 1951 expedition that led to the discovery of the southern route, through the grueling Himalayan training of 1952, and on to the successful 1953 expedition led by Colonel John Hunt, Hillary conveys in precise language the mountain's unforgiving conditions. In explicit detail he recalls an Everest where chaotic icefalls force costly detours, unstable snow ledges promise to avalanche at the slightest misstep, and brutal weather shifts from pulse-stopping cold to fiendish heat in mere minutes.".

Buried in the Sky

The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day
Author: Peter Zuckerman,Amanda Padoan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393079880
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 285
View: 9214
Presents the stories of the sharps who have acted as expert consultants to Westerners climbing the Himalayas, focusing in particular on Chhiring Dorje Sherpa and Pasang Lama, who survived when 11 other climbers died on K2 in August 2008. 15,000 first printing.

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
View: 2396
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.

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
View: 814
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.

Conquering Everest

The Lives of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
Author: Lewis Helfand,Amit Tayal
Publisher: Campfire Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9789380028361
Category: Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Page: 91
View: 9930
Tenzing Norgay was the son of poor Tibetan immigrants living in Nepal. He longed to see the world but was told he could aspire to be little more than a servant. While Edmund Hillary was a humble beekeeper from New Zealand, who spent his youth dreaming of adventures he could never hope to experience. And Everest was the ultimate adventure. The mountain’s peak was the highest point on Earth, stretching beyond the clouds. So dangerous and challenging, Everest had never been successfully climbed and many had died trying. In 1953, Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary joined a team of explorers determined to reach its top. Alone at the top of the world with their oxygen running low, they faced off against the brutal elements and new dangers at every turn. And they were armed with little more than their courage, their determination and a belief in each other. But would that be enough to achieve the impossible, what no man had done before?

The Ascent of Everest

Author: John Hunt Baron Hunt
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898863611
Category: History
Page: 280
View: 2856
Expedition leader John Hunt's account of the first ascent of Mount Everest's summit in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.

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
View: 7041
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.

Everest 1953

The Epic Story of the First Ascent
Author: Mick Conefrey
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 159485887X
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 5402
CLICK HERE to download a sample from Everest 1953 In the only book to tell the real story of Everest 1953, Mick Conefrey reveals that what has gone down in history as a supremely well-planned attempt was in fact beset by crises -- both on and off the mountain. To succeed, team leader Colonel John Hunt and his team had to draw on unimaginable skill and determination, as well as sheer British ingenuity. Everest 1953 is not only a gripping true story of courage and adventure, but a fascinating window into the media contest to cover this seminal event in coronation year. The Times had exclusive access to the team, but the Daily Mail and other papers used subterfuge and shenanigans to get their scoops. Revealing the answers to long-enduring controversies -- did Tenzing or Hillary actually reach the top first? -- and exploring the legacy of this great ascent, it is the perfect way to commemorate a year of British sporting triumph.

Into Thin Air

Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0679462716
Category: Travel
Page: 320
View: 8565
When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds... Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the world's tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--including himself--to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense? Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement. From the Paperback edition.

To the Top of Everest

Author: Laurie Skreslet,Elizabeth MacLeod
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781550747218
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 56
View: 5455
The exciting true-life adventure of the first Canadian to summit Mount Everest.

Into the Silence

The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
Author: Wade Davis
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307700569
Category: History
Page: 672
View: 6192
The definitive story of the British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives climbing Mount Everest. On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Everest’s North Col. George Mallory, thirty-seven, was Britain’s finest climber. Sandy Irvine was a twenty-two-year-old Oxford scholar with little previous mountaineering experience. Neither of them returned. Drawing on more than a decade of prodigious research, bestselling author and explorer Wade Davis vividly re-creates the heroic efforts of Mallory and his fellow climbers, setting their significant achievements in sweeping historical context: from Britain’s nineteen-century imperial ambitions to the war that shaped Mallory’s generation. Theirs was a country broken, and the Everest expeditions emerged as a powerful symbol of national redemption and hope. In Davis’s rich exploration, he creates a timeless portrait of these remarkable men and their extraordinary times.

Hillary and Norgay

To the Top of Mount Everest
Author: Heather Whipple
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778724186
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 5969
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.