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Life and Death on Mt. Everest

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.

Everest

Everest

Expeditionen zum Endpunkt

  • Author: Reinhold Messner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783835411708
  • Category: Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
  • Page: 255
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Sturz ins Leere

Sturz ins Leere

Ein Überlebenskampf in den Anden

  • Author: Joe Simpson
  • Publisher: Piper Verlag
  • ISBN: 3492954464
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 304
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Die beiden jungen Bergsteiger Joe Simpson und Simon Yates brechen auf, um den Andengipfel Siula Grande über die bisher unbezwungene Westwand zu besteigen. Bei einem Sturz im Abstieg wird Simpsons Knie zerschmettert. Sein Seilpartner setzt alles daran, das Leben seines Gefährten zu retten, und seilt ihn bei extrem schlechten Wetterbedingungen ohne Selbstsicherung ab. Doch Simpson rutscht ab und hängt mit einem Mal über dem gähnenden Abgrund einer Gletscherspalte. Um nicht selbst mit in die Tiefe gerissen zu werden, muss Yates das Seil kappen, das die beiden verbindet. Wie durch ein Wunder entgeht Simpson dem sicheren Tod. Nun beginnt für ihn der Kampf ums Überleben, während Yates in der Einsamkeit mit seinem Gewissen ringt ...

Die letzte Herausforderung

Die letzte Herausforderung

wie ich die Tragödie am Mount Everest überlebte

  • Author: Lene Gammelgaard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783548362540
  • Category: Mountaineering
  • Page: 243
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Auf den Spuren meines Vaters

Auf den Spuren meines Vaters

die Sherpas und der Everest

  • Author: Jamling Tenzing Norgay
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783453867253
  • Category:
  • Page: 349
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Mountaineering Tourism

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.

Climbing free

Climbing free

in den steilsten Wänden der Welt

  • Author: Lynn Hill,Greg Child
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783492404020
  • Category:
  • Page: 319
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Images des Sports in Österreich

Images des Sports in Österreich

Innensichten und Außenwahrnehmungen

  • Author: Matthias Marschik,Agnes Meisinger,Rudolf Müllner,Georg Spitaler,Johann Skocek
  • Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • ISBN: 3847009079
  • Category: History
  • Page: 412
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Sport hat seit dem Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts in Österreich eine enorme gesellschaftliche und kulturelle Bedeutung. Die damit verbundenen Werte und Normen werden primär bildhaft vermittelt. Daher nimmt dieser Band zentrale Images und Topoi der Bewegungskultur in den Fokus. Durch starke Emotionen haben sich viele dieser Bilder in die kollektive Erinnerung des Landes eingeschrieben. Das Buch beleuchtet ihre aktuelle und vergangenheitspolitische Bedeutung, die immer wieder aufs Neue verhandelt werden muss. In den Beiträgen entsteht ein selektives und doch inklusives Gesamtbild des modernen österreichischen Sportgeschehens und seiner Populärkulturen von den Anfängen vor 1900 bis in die Gegenwart. Since the end of the 19th century sports are of great social and cultural importance in Austria. The values and ethics related to sports are primarily conveyed via images. Thus, this volume focuses on central images and topoi of sports. Due to their strong emotions these images have found their way into the collective memory of the country. This book illustrates their recent and past political meaning which has to be repeatedly negotiated. The contributions show a selective but yet inclusive presentation of the modern Austrian sports culture and its popular cultures from the beginning before 1900 until recent years.

One Mountain Thousand Summits

One Mountain Thousand Summits

The Untold Story of Tragedy and True Heroism on K2

  • Author: Freddie Wilkinson
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101456132
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 352
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The account of one of the deadliest and most mysterious tragedies in mountaineering history-the 2008 K2 disaster. One Mountain Thousand Summits reveals the true story of the K2 tragedy that claimed the lives of eleven men. Based on his numerous trips to Nepal and in-depth interviews he conducted with the survivors, the families of the lost climbers, and the Sherpa guides whose heroic efforts saved the lives of at least four climbers, Freddie Wilkinson's narrative uncovers what actually occurred on the mountain, while delivering a criticism of the mainstream press's incomplete coverage of the event, and an insightful look into the lives of the six Sherpas who were involved.

Everest

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.

Berg der Legenden

Berg der Legenden

Roman

  • Author: Jeffrey Archer
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104014299
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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Vom Bestsellerautor Jeffrey Archer: Der Kampf um den Mount Everest – Abenteuer pur! 1924 brechen die besten Bergsteiger Großbritanniens zur bislang gewagtesten Expedition auf: Dieses Mal wollen sie den Gipfel des Mount Everest bezwingen. Einer von ihnen ist George Mallory. Doch schließlich, nur kurz vor seinem Ziel, verschwindet er für immer im Nebel. Hat er den Gipfel erreicht? Ist er der eigentliche Erstbesteiger des höchsten Berges der Welt? Denn, wenn ja, so müsste tatsächlich die Geschichte umgeschrieben werden... Jeffrey Archer erzählt das atemberaubend spannende Schicksal eines Mannes, der den Tod in Kauf nimmt, um sich seinen Lebenstraum zu erfüllen. »In packenden Bildern erzählt Archer die Geschichte eines Mannes, der für seinen Lebenstraum alles wagte.« Allgemeine Zeitung

The Fate of "Culture"

The Fate of

Geertz and Beyond

  • Author: Sherry B. Ortner
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520216016
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 169
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The essays in this book were originally published as a special issue of Representations (summer 1997, No. 59)

Everest Solo

Everest Solo

»Der gläserne Horizont«

  • Author: Reinhold Messner
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104908311
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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Als Reinhold Messner 1979 in Kathmandu erfährt, dass der japanische Bergsteiger Naomi Uemura die Erlaubnis erhalten hat, den Mount Everest im Winter 1980/81 im Alleingang zu besteigen, kennt er nur ein Ziel: Er muss ihm zuvorkommen. Seit seinem Alleingang zum 8125 Meter hohen Nanga Parbat weiß Messner, dass auch die Besteigung des Everest, des mit 8848 Metern höchsten Gipfels der Erde, allein möglich ist. Messner handelt sofort, und es gelingt ihm, eine Expeditionsgenehmigung für die Zeit von Juni bis Ende August 1980 zu bekommen. Schon einmal stand Reinhold Messner auf dem Everest. Das war 1978. Nun wird er ein zweites Mal gehen, wieder ohne künstlichen Sauerstoff, aber diesmal auch ohne Kletterpartner, ohne feste Lagerkette, ohne Träger und über eine neue Route auf der tibetischen Seite. Messners Bericht über die alpinistische Sensation seiner Solobesteigung schildert nicht nur den Kampf ums Überleben angesichts der gewaltigen Herausforderungen der Natur, wie Monsunstürme, Gletscherspalten und die sauerstoffarme Luft in achttausend Meter Höhe, sondern vor allem auch die Abenteuer der Psyche an den Grenzen menschlicher Belastbarkeit und das mystische Erleben der Einsamkeit in eisiger Natur.

Kein Weg zurück

Kein Weg zurück

Leben und Sterben am K2

  • Author: Graham Bowley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783492404631
  • Category:
  • Page: 319
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Tigers of the Snow

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.

Tibet in the Western Imagination

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.

Everest Grand Circle

Everest Grand Circle

A Climbing and Skiing Adventure Through Nepal and Tibet

  • Author: Ned Gillette,Jan Reynolds
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 216
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Anthropology and Social Theory

Anthropology and Social Theory

Culture, Power, and the Acting Subject

  • Author: Sherry B. Ortner
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822338642
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 188
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The award-winning anthropologist Sherry B. Ortner draws on her longstanding interest in theories of cultural practice to rethink key concepts of culture, agency, and subjectivity.