Touching My Father's Soul

Author(s): Jamling Tenzing Norgay

Biography, Memoir & Autobiography

A book of adventure, wisdom and spiritual enlightenment.

Touching My Father's Soul recounts Tenzing's son, Jamling Norgay's treacherous climb to the world's most forbidding summit on the 1996 IMAX climbing expedition, which collided with tragedy, as retold in Krakauer's Into Thin Air. As the climb unfolds so too does Norgay's inner journey. His desire to finally stand alongside his father's soul on the summit of Everest is realised, as is an understanding of his family's Sherpa history and a realisation of the power and significance of the Himalayas. Beautifully repackaged for the paperback edition, this classic will reach a wide audience of readers of both mountaineering and Buddhist literature.


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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.

General Fields

  • : 9780091884673
  • : Vintage Books
  • : Vintage Books
  • : May 2002
  • : 199mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jamling Tenzing Norgay
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 796.522092
  • : 352
  • : colour illustrations