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  • n. Sherpa mountaineer guide who with Sir Edmund Hillary was one of the first to attain the summit of Mount Everest (1914-1986)


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  • Whether the mountain was even "conquered" when it was successfully climbed and descended by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay from the Nepal side in 1953 is an open question.

    Ascent to Immortality

  • At the halfway point, he battles with the dense jungle in soaring heat and 100% humidity with his faithful Tenzing Norgay, fellow lunatic Cho Sanchez Rivera.

    TV highlights 30/06/2011

  • Since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first scaled the mountain on May 29, 1953, there had been more than 4,000 ascents and countless other visitors to the base camps in China and Nepal.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • This makes it a little difficult for even the greatest power broker to gain the kind of perspective Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay had on Everest that day in May of 1953.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • It was 1999 when the body was found, and that's when the debate began as to whether he might have been the first ever man, along with Irvine, to reach the summit of Everest without the aid of oxygen, beating Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay who are credited with the achievement in 1953.

    Filmstalker: George Mallary biographical film gets third attempt

  • As Hillary himself acknowledged, his guide, Tenzing Norgay, was the person who led the way.

    Mike Bonifer: Leadership in the Age of Improvisation

  • He shared his moment of glory with an Indian, Tenzing Norgay, whose contribution may well have been as significant.

    Hillary's Passage to India

  • Jamie Zubairi/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images CRICKET PLAY: British cricket teams named after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first men known to climb Mount Everest, played near the mountain last week.

    Today's Photos: April 29

  • They were part of an eight-member team of some of the world's top mountaineers (and a PBS documentary crew), hoping both to find the remains of Mallory and Irvine and to determine if they had reached the summit before dying -- 29 years before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made the first recognized ascent, in 1953.

    Ghost Of Everest

  • Edmund Hillary, 88 The lean, ruggedly handsome Kiwi was the first man to scale Everest — if you don't count Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa who led the way.

    Remember Them Well


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