Touching My Father's Soul

Touching My Father's Soul

A Sherpa's Sacred Jouney to the Top of Everest


'A story of passion, hardship and endurance' - Reinhold Messner

'There is much to marvel at in these pages. It taught me a great deal... Enthralling' - Jon Krakauer, bestselling author of Into Thin Air

In this gripping and inspirational book, Jamling Norgay interweaves the story of his Everest summit during the infamously deadly 1996 season with the first real account of his father Tenzing Norgay's historic first ascent with Edmund Hillary in 1953. For Jamling, the climb was a journey of danger and of discovery. Discovery of the spiritual heritage of the Sherpa tradition, of his father's past and of the obsession that makes men and women risk their lives to summit the tallest peak on earth.

A classic of mountaineering literature re-issued for the 70th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest, this is a compelling and emotional account of two unbelievable ascents, and of the unique relationship between a father and son.


  • A story of passion, hardship and endurance
    Reinhold Messner, mountaineer and explorer

About the authors

Jamling Tenzing Norgay

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Broughton Coburn

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