Jamling Tenzing Norgay

Nepali Sherpa | Everest Climber | Son of Tenzing Norgay- The First Man to Climb Everest


Jamling Tenzing Norgay Nepalese Sherpa who climbed Mt. Everest in 1996, an experience documented in the 1998 IMAX film, 'Everest' (2015).

Jamling at the age of 6 had already scaled mountains in Sikkim with his father.

He went on to write 'Touching My Father's Soul', a book documenting his experiences on the summit attempt. The book was the first to discuss from the Sherpas' point of view, the disastrous May 1996 climbing season, in which twelve climbers had died.

Jamling attended Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where he studied Business Administration and graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While he was in Wisconsin, he worked as a black-belt instructor in karate and Tae Kwon Do.

Today Norgay runs his adventure travel company 'Tenzing Norgay Adventures' in Darjeeling. He retired from climbing after the Everest summit.

Norgay released his international best-selling book, 'Touching My Father's Soul' in 2001 which has been translated into 18 languages.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Tenzing’s book reached No. 24 on the New York Times bestseller list and has been ranked No. 15 in Germany. The book was also nominated for three awards in Canada, London, and the U.S.

Why Jamling Tenzing Norgay ?

When Tenzin is not climbing mountains, he is travelling all around the world giving motivational talks to corporates, universities, and governments.

He talks about the hardships he faced while climbing the tallest mountain and inspires his audience to work hard towards their goals, however tough and never ever giving up. 

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