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



Toki no hito 1964 TV Series Himself
The Conquest of Everest 1953 Documentary Himself (Sherpa Sirdar) (as Tensing Norkay Sherpa)
Drame à la Nanda Devi 1951 Documentary Lui-même (as Le sherpa Tensing)

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Beyond the Edge 2013 Documentary Himself
Bergwelten 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Burgenland ist überall 2010 TV Series Himself
Nepal - Im Land der Scherpa 2007 Documentary Himself
National Geographic: Beyond the Movie - The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Race for Everest 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Everest: Getting to the Bottom of the Mountain 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Death on Everest 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Hillary & Tenzing: Climbing to the Roof of World 1997 Video documentary Himself
The 1950's: Music, Memories & Milestones 1988 Video documentary Himself (as Tenzing Norkay)
Newsfront 1978 Himself (uncredited)
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1976 TV Series documentary Himself

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