Books at Bowers | Touching My Father’s Soul: A Sherpa’s Journey to the Top of Everest

The October Book Club selection is entitled Touching My Father’s Soul: A Sherpa’s Journey to the Top of Everest by Jamling Tenzing Norgay, 2001, 336 pages. In this gripping tale, Norgay shares the inside view of the Sherpa world as he retells his story of leading the 1996 IMAX climbing expedition to Everest while interweaving an intimate portrait of his father’s Everest ascent with Sir Edmund Hilary in 1953. Not only does the drama of climbing Everest unfold, but also the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual and cultural understanding of Sherpa society is revealed. The book is paired with the current exhibit Sacred Realms, of which a docent led tour will follow Saturday’s book discussion.

Location: Bowers Museum

Please note the Thursday discussion will be virtual on Zoom and the Saturday discussion will be held in-person in the museum.

Free for members. To RSVP, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Space is limited to 25 Bowers Members. A confirmation email with directions to access the meeting will be sent to participants.

Event details

October 23, 2021 10:30 am - 11:30 am