Asia's Lindbergh

TIGER OF THE SNOWS (294 pp.)—The Autobiography of Tenzing of Everest, written in collaboration with James Ramsey Ullman—Putnam ($4.50).

This is the success story of the onetime yakherder who, with New Zealander Edmund Hillary, walked to greater heights than any man before. Tenzing had won the chance to climb Everest by being the gamest and surest of the bellows-chested Sherpa tribesmen who lugged packs for sahibs scrambling up Himalayan peaks. But people were not sure of his nationality, or even how to spell his name. Today, this Nepal-born mountaineer is a sort of...

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