Moments From Everest-1953

Here are some special moments from the successful 1953 Everest expedition. Images include equipment used by Tenzing, the team preparing for the challenges ahead, Hillary and Tenzing approaching the steep and open South Summit, relishing their first cup of tea as they return from the summit and finally the iconic image of Tenzing atop Mount Everest on May 29, 1953.

On the summit of Everest, 11:30am, May 29, 1953

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Climbing and Family

The Tenzing family is perhaps the most accomplished climbing family in the world with 10 members having summited Everest. They include his nephew Nawang Gombu, fist man to climb Everest twice, son Jamling who is an author and star of the IMAX Everest film, Grandson Tashi and grandnephew Chhewang Nima who climbed 19 times to list a few.

Family audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Governor's house in Darjeeling

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With Worldly Personalities

A collection of rare images of Tenzing with world personalities – Three generations of Indian Prime Ministers – Pandit Jawahalal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi at the Tenzing home in Darjeeling. Presenting the traditional Tibetan Khata to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on a visit to Darjeeling in 1954, in Rome with Pope, at the world’s fair with the legendery baseball player Mickey Mantle.


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Tenzing Norgay Sherpa - "Tiger of the snows"