Journey with the Sherpas

sherpasisbn 9780986547348
$28.00 cdn | us
6” x 9” pb, 268 pages
autobiography/personal memoirs
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September 1, 2012

Join Zeke O’Connor as he takes you through the many journeys he has traveled over the past six decades, first as a remarkably successful athlete (yes, it’s the Zeke O’Connor who scored the winning touchdown with the Toronto Argonauts in 1952),  then as a friend and companion to Sir Edmund Hillary as the two towering men scaled Mount Everest, and finally to the most amazing journeys of all. As the founding President of The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation, there is no one better equipped than Zeke O’Connor to tell of how this foundation enabled the Nepalese Sherpas to build their own 13 medical clinics and 17 schools over the past few decades, to establish literacy programs for women, and to spearhead a reforestation project that saw the planting of over 2 million seedlings over a 30-year span. Each journey described in this unique memoir is told with grace and humility. It is a celebration of the human spirit and lives well lived.