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Tigers Of The Snow By Jonathan Neale

Tigers Of The Snow
by Jonathan Neale

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This work describes the decisive moment of the transformation of "coolies" (porters and labourers) into the Sherpas as climbing legends: the disastrous German expedition to Nanga Parbat in 1934. Abandoned by their Europeans employers, the porters were left to survive on the mountain.
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Tigers Of The Snow: Sherpa Climbers, 'Tigers of the Snow' by Jonathan Neale

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. The book is a compelling narrative of a climb gone wrong, set against the mountaineering history of the early 20th century and the haunting background of German politics in the 1930s.

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About Jonathan Neale


Jonathan Neale is the author of two non-fiction books and one novel. He has had ten plays produced in Britain in the last 15 years and has a PhD in social history. He speaks some Nepali and a little Sherpa.

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GOR010427188
Tigers Of The Snow: Sherpa Climbers, 'Tigers of the Snow' by Jonathan Neale
Jonathan Neale
Used - Like New
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
2002-03-21
352
0316854905
9780316854900
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.