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Tenzing Norgay

AKA Namgyal Wangdi

Born: 15-May-1914
Birthplace: Tshechu, Tibet
Died: 9-May-1986
Location of death: Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Explorer

Nationality: Nepal
Executive summary: With Edmund Hilllary on Everest

With Edmund Hillary, one of the first two men to set foot on Everest's summit.

Wife: (d., one son, two daughters)
Daughter: Nima
Daughter: Pem Pem
Son: (d. in infancy)
Wife: Ang Lahmu
Wife: (#3, bigamous)
Son: Jamling Tenzing Norgay (with #3, ascended Everest in 1996)

    Summited Mount Everest (29-May-1953)
    Explorers Club
    Bengali-Bangladesh Ancestry
    Asteroid Namesake 6481 Tenzing

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Beyond the Edge (6-Sep-2013) · Himself
    The Conquest of Everest (1953) · Himself

Is the subject of books:
Tenzing: Hero of Everest, 2003, BY: Ed Douglas

Author of books:
Man of Everest (1955, memoir, with James Ramsey Ullman)
After Everest (1978, memoir, as told to Malcolm Barnes)


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