Chomolungma Sings the Blues: Travels Round Everest

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The Mountaineers Books, 2001 - Social Science - 226 pages
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"The best known mountain in the world must surely be the highest - Everest. To the people who live at its foot she is Chomolungma, Goddess Mother of the World. When Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary became the first men to stand on its summit in 1953, it was an international sensation. Now, nearly half a century later, there are scores of ascents nearly every season, many by climbers who have paid to be guided up. There are stories of bodies and heaps of garbage abandoned on the slopes, of the loss of cultural identity among the Sherpas and Tibetans who live at its foot." "Ed Douglas has traveled widely in Nepal and Tibet, talking to politicians and environmentalists, to mountaineers and local people about life around Everest. The local people are resourceful and cultured, reliant on the work the mountaineers and the mountain provide, but striving to find a balance between the new and the old."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Interest in Mount Everest (called Chomolungma, or "Goddess Mother of the World," by the locals) and the surrounding high mountains of Nepal has placed enormous strain on both the physical environment ... Read full review

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