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Tenzing Norgay


Nepalese man who, in 1953, became among the first two different people to attain the summit of Support Everest. He’s widely thought to be perhaps one of the most well-known and important mountaineers ever. He trained to become monk at Tengboche Monastery as an adolescent but ultimately made a decision how the monk lifestyle had not been for him. He was voted among the 100 most important folks of the 20th hundred years by Time mag. He was wedded 3 x and got four kids. His partner in climbing Support Everest was Sir Edmund Hillary.

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Full Name Tenzing Norgay
Date Of Birth May 29, 1914
Died May 9, 1986, Darjeeling, India
Place Of Birth Khumjung, Nepal
Profession Mountain Climber
Nationality Nepali
Spouse Dawa Phuti
Children Jamling Tenzing Norgay, Deki Tenzing Norgay, Dhamey Tenzing Norgay, Pem Pem Norgay, Norbu Tenzing Norgay, Nima Norgay, Nima Dorje Norgay
Parents Ghang La Mingma, Dokmo Kinzom
Awards Hubbard Medal
Movies Super Buddies
TV Shows Liv and Maddie
Star Sign Gemini

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1Together with Sir Edmund Hillary, was the first to climb Mt. Everest.



Toki no hito1964TV SeriesHimself
The Conquest of Everest1953DocumentaryHimself (Sherpa Sirdar) (as Tensing Norkay Sherpa)
Drame à la Nanda Devi1951DocumentaryLui-même (as Le sherpa Tensing)

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Beyond the Edge2013DocumentaryHimself
Bergwelten2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Burgenland ist überall2010TV SeriesHimself
Nepal - Im Land der Scherpa2007DocumentaryHimself
National Geographic: Beyond the Movie - The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Race for Everest2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Everest: Getting to the Bottom of the Mountain2003TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Death on Everest2003TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hillary & Tenzing: Climbing to the Roof of World1997Video documentaryHimself
The 1950's: Music, Memories & Milestones1988Video documentaryHimself (as Tenzing Norkay)
Newsfront1978Himself (uncredited)
V.I.P.-Schaukel1976TV Series documentaryHimself

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