Man of Everest
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Man of Everest

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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?...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by London : Severn House : [Distributed by Hutchinson], 1975. (first published January 1st 1965)
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Shannon
Who hasn't heard of the famous Tenzing Norgay Sherpa? But who knew that he was born Namgyal Wangdi?

We get to read so many books by climbers from Europe and the Americas, some even by Russians or Japanese but it is a rare treat to read one that reflects the culture and voice of the people who are there in teh backgroudn making Himalayan climbing a reality. Add to that the historical perspective and you have a must read for any mountaineer and for anybody that loves adventure stories set in far aw...more
Andrea
May 03, 2007 Andrea rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Readers who love adventure stories
This is a fabulous read! Really builds on the excitment of the first ascent of Everest. I think this is a must read for anyone who has an interest in mt. climbing or just plain adventure - so exciting!
Gill
An enjoyable and interesting read about the life of Tenzing Norgay, a truly remarkable man, up until and just after his conquest of Mount Everest in 1953.
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