Summit of the Gods , Famous japanese novel by Baku Yumenakura, recalls the ascension
of l'Ama Dablam a Himalayan summit. A new manga adaption in black and white from the cartoonist Jiro Taniguchi, Fukamachi an alpine photographer, thinks having found the camera of British alpinist George Mallory seen on the north crest of Everest on June 8th 1924 for the last time
Whilst he tries to find the camera he seeks to know if he two British alpinists George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, who both disappeared the 8th June 1924, were the first men to have attained
te summit of Everest, Fukamachi meets Habu Jôji, a great japanese alpinist, who will help him investigate the story of this disappearance.
Contrary to other summits in the Himalayan chain the ascension of l'Ama Dablam a Nepalese summit that culminates at 6856m.is accessible to active healthy amateur alpinists who wish to offer themselves a Himalayan summit. This autumn, nine groups composed of six climbers of all levels threw themselves into the ascension of l'Ama Dablam, under supervision of teachers Dan Mazur and Dani Fuller. amongst
the required conditions, have an experience even minimum of cordons and climbing techniques on ice, know he basic mountain rules,recognize the symptoms
of altitude sickness.
On their arrival at Katmandou all members of the expedition had to participate in two days of orientation
reviewing climbing techniques, how to assure,reminder of security, instruction
in all techniques reading camping and cooking in high altitude.
Discover their ascension in a breathtaking porte-folio
Short special Pluris musical list to accompany the reading of this manga.
Composition of melodies inspired by traditional Nepalese music.
Jirô Taniguchi Was born in Japan in 1947. He is impassioned by reading and drawing as an adolescent but not until the age of 19 he draws his first storySamouraï. The same year , he enters the studio of Kyûta Ishikawa.
He stays five years before making his real debut as the cartoonist in the magazine Young Comic editions
a story titled Kareta Heya (The wilted room). His career take off and in 2004 his international renown never ceases to spread.
Jirô Taniguchi (scénario, dessin), autre inverse of Baku Yumemakura - Éditions Kana
In a small Nepalese shop he finds a camera that could be that of George Mallory , the celebrated alpinist who was the first to attempt to vanquish Everest.
During this ascension in 1924 Mallory disappeared along with Andrew Irvine, without us knowing whether they gained the summit,and if it was only on the return journey that they had the fatal accident.
The story of alpinism
was left bewildered . It is on this passionate question that the Fukamachi story initiates were we will meet colorful beings; surpassing oneself, adventure, passion for the mountains are the resources
of this formidable adventure signed
Crédits photo : Lyngve Skrede https://www.flickr.com/photos/distantpeak/, Lyngve Skrede, Jiro Taniguchi, Kana éditions