Tenzing Norgay

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Birthday
29, 1914
Birthplace
Khumjung, Nepal
Death Date
May 9, 1986 (71)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
29, 1914
Birthplace
Khumjung, Nepal
Death Date
May 9, 1986 (71)

About

Nepalese man who, in 1953, became one of the first two people to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He is widely regarded as one of the most famous and influential mountaineers of all time.

Before Fame

He trained to become a monk at Tengboche Monastery as a teenager but ultimately decided that the monk lifestyle was not for him.

Trivia

He was voted as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century by Time magazine.

Family Life

He was married three times and had four children.

Associated With

His partner in climbing Mount Everest was Sir Edmund Hillary.