Tenzing Norgay

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Tenzing Norgay
Tenzing Norgay in Sweden (1967)
Personal information
Birth name Namgyal Wangdi
Main discipline Moontaineer
Born 29 Mey 1914(1914-05-29)
Khumbu, Solukhumbu District, Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal
Died 9 Mey 1986(1986-05-09) (aged 71)
Darjeeling, Wast Bengal, Indie
Naitionality Nepalese
Career
Stairtin age 19 years
Stairtin discipline Porter
Notable ascents First ascent Moont Everest − 1953
Famous Pairtnerships Edmund Hillary
Faimily
Spoose Dawa Phuti (m. ? - 1944 ) , Ang Lahmu (m. ? - ? ) , Dakku (m. ? - ? )
Bairns Nima Dorje , Pem Pem , Nima , Jamling , Norbu , Deki and Dhamey

Tenzing Norgay OSN GM (29 Mey 1914 – 9 Mey 1986), born Namgyal Wangdi an eften referred tae as Sherpa Tenzing, wis a Nepalese Sherpa moontaineer.[1][2] Amang the maist famous moontain climmers in history, he wis ane o the first twa individuals kent tae reach the summit o Moont Everest, which he accomplished wi Edmund Hillary on 29 Mey 1953.[3]

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  1. "Tenzing Norgay and the Sherpas of Everest - Sherpa Tenzing Norgay Nepalese Mountaineer- Information on Tenzing Norgay". tenzingasianholidays.com. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  2. Douglas, Ed (24 December 2000). "Secret past of the man who conquered Everest". The Observer. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  3. Morris, Jan (1999-06-14). "The Conquerors HILLARY & TENZING". TIME. Retrieved 2014-02-21.