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

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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.
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Mountaineering Tourism

Author: Ghazali Musa,James Higham,Anna Thompson- Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131766874X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

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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.
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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

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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.
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Everest

The Mountaineering History

Author: Walt Unsworth

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898866704

Category: History

Page: 789

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This complete history tells the truth about many of those who have attempted to climb to the roof of the world.
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Women Climbing

200 Years of Achievement

Author: Bill Birkett,Bill Peascod

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Tibet in the Western Imagination

Author: T. Neuhaus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137264837

Category: History

Page: 264

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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.
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Living on the Edge

Author: Cherie Bremer-Kamp

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 213

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The author recounts the harrowing ordeal of her January 1985 attempted climb of the world's third highest mountain, and how her partner's sudden death forced her to turn back just short of the summit
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