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Tenzing Norgay

Tenzing in his mountaineering gear

Tenzing Norgay (George Medal)(GM), (May 1914May 9, 1986), often referred to as Sherpa Tenzing, was a Nepalese / Tibetan mountaineer.


Details are;
Born May, 1914 at Kharta Valley, Tibet;
Died 9 May 1986 (aged 71);
Darjeeling, India;
Occupation mountaineer, tour guide;
Spouse Dawa Phuti, Ang Lahmu, Dakku;
Children Pem Pem, Nima, Jamling and Norbu.


Near his 39th birthday on May 29, 1953, he and Sir Sir Edmund Hillary were the first people known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest.

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