Tigers of the Snow: Sherpa Climbers, 'Tigers of the Snow' by Jonathan Neale - PDF and EPUB eBook

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The Sherpas were not born climbers. When the British went to Everest in 1921, they hired porters. Yet by 1953 these Porters had...

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Details of Tigers of the Snow: Sherpa Climbers, 'Tigers of the Snow'

Exact title of the book
Tigers of the Snow: Sherpa Climbers, 'Tigers of the Snow'
Book author
Jonathan Neale
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
352 pages
Language
English
Published
February 1st 2003 by Time Warner Books UK
File size (in PDF)
1408 kB
Tigers of the Snow: Sherpa Climbers, 'Tigers of the Snow'

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The Sherpas were not born climbers. When the British went to Everest in 1921, they hired porters. Yet by 1953 these Porters had become the famous Tigers of the Snow.

This book describes the decisive moment in the transformation of coolies (porters and labourers) into the Sherpas as climbing legends: the German expedition to Nanga Parbat in 1934. During that disastrous climb, the Europeans unroped from their inexperienced porters and fled to safety leaving them to stay on the mountain and help each other as best they could. After this tragedy the Sherpas, with their keen understanding of and respect for the mountains as well as their instinct to save lives, knew they were the most responsible men on the mountains.