Sherpa Jamling Tensing Norgay and Kenneth Kamler, MD on this edition of Fresh Air. Norgay is the author of the new book Touching My Father's Soul. He was Climbing Leader for the 1996 Everest IMAX Filming Expedition and summited the Mountain that year. He's also the son of Tenzing Norgay, one of the first men in history to summit Mt. Everest. In his book, Jamling Norgay recounts his 1996 Mt. Everest ascent: the climb and its familial meaning. He now heads Tenzing Norgay Adventures which is based in India. Dr. Kenneth Kamler is a surgeon who also climbs mountains. He was team doctor on three expeditions to the top of Mount Everest, including the disastrous 1996 trip during which 6 people died. Kamler is both storyteller and advisor in his book, Doctor on Everest: Emergency Medicine at the Top of the World - A Personal Account including the 1996 Disaster. Kamler's day job is Director of the Hand Treatment Center in Hyde Park, New York, where he is a microsurgeon. He's done research on telemedicine for NASA and Yale Medical School. (Broadcast Dste: April 19, 2001)
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