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.