"‘You think that Tenzing could climb up sniffer’s face’"
Tenzing Norgay's monument on his grave in Darjeeling
Creative Commons AttributionTenzing Norgay's monument on his grave in Darjeeling - Credit: Joe Gratz

Tenzing Norgay, often referred to as Sherpa Tenzing, was a Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer, who was one of the first two individuals known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest.

On 29 May 1953 he accompanied Edmund Hillary to the top of the world at 1130 local time after a gruelling climb up the southern face.

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