Jamling Tenzing Norgay
Jamling Tenzing Norgay

Jamling Tenzing Norgay Sherpa was born on April 23, 1965, in Darjeeling, India, the fourth of six children. In 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first men to reach the sacred summit of Mount Everest. Retracing his father’s historic footsteps, Jamling Tenzing Norgay summited Mount Everest in 1996, just two weeks after nine people died in the mountains most deadly storm ever recorded. Not only did Jamling Tenzing Norgay make it to the top of the world’s most forbidding mountain – described by the Sherpa people as ” The Mother Goddess of the World” – but he also helped to capture it all on film. As the star of director David Breashear’s IMAX film ‘Everest’, Jamling helped to portray not only the physical challenges of the Mountain, but also the mental and spiritual challenges faced by the climbers.

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Apa Sherpa
Apa Sherpa

Apa Sherpa is one of only two men in history to reach the top of the world 21 times. As the world record holder of the most summits of Everest, Apa is widely recognized to be one of the greatest living mountaineers. Ironically, summiting Everest was never a goal for Apa. At 12 years of age, he first began working as an expedition porter to earn money following the untimely death of his father. Leaders and trekkers alike immediately noticed the child who, despite his exceedingly small stature, carried loads greater than his own weight with strength, quickness and a wide smile.

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