Thursday, April 12, 2007

Book of the Month 'Beyond the Summit' by Linda Le Blanc

Post Courtesy of Nepalwriter

To learn more about the Sherpa tribe that makes climbing Everest possible, read Beyond the Summit by Linda LeBlanc. Details of Sherpa culture and religion are interwoven in a tale of romance and high adventure. The story has something for everyone: a love affair between an American journalist and Sherpa guide, conflict between generations as the modern world challenges centuries of tradition, an expedition from the porter's point of view.

Below are selections from reviews. To read the complete ones and excerpts go to

Beyond the Summit, is the rare gem that shows us the triumphs and challenges of a major climb from the porter’s point of view. The love of two people from diverse cultures is the fiery centerpiece of a novel that leads its readers through harshly beautiful and highly dangerous territory to the roof of the world. Malcolm Campbell, book reviewer

Thanks Nepalwriter, I haven't read the book but from your description I put in my list as a 'must read' thanks for writing in and letting our readers know where they can learn more about mysterious and charming places like the Himalayan Mountains.

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