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Life and Death on Mt. Everest, Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering
by Sherry B. Ortner
- CULTURAL PORTRAIT
- 376 PAGES
A vividly written, scholarly study of the relationship between the Sherpas and the mountaineers who come to "conquer" the Himalayas. Anthropologist Ortner dissects the collision of cultures and their perceptions and preconceptions of each other. For those who like a little theory with their history, it's an important look at mountaineering from the sherpa point of view by an academic who has lived and worked among them since the 1960s.