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December 06, 2007

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Linda LeBlanc

Many Sherpas have also settled in Colorado where I reside. They are great friends of mine. I used to lead treks to the Everest region and written about them to let the world know what amazing poeple they are.
Sherpas are the true heroes on Everest. One third of all deaths on the mountain have been Sherpas but one rarely learns of this. To learn more about this amazing 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.

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