Life and death on Mt. Everest: Sherpas and Himalayan mountaineering, Princeton, 1999
Ortner, Sherry B
xiv,376p., (30)ill., ind., 23cm.
Oxford University Press
Reprint: New Delhi
About the book:
Drawing on years of field research in the Himalaya, renowned anthropologist Sherry Ortner presents a compelling account of the evolving relationship between the mountaineers and the Sherpas, a relationship of mutual dependence and cultural conflict played out in an environment of mortal risk.