Tenzing Norgay Sherpa
West Bengal  /  Published 23.05.22

Test to track asteroid Tenzing

Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first man to climb the highest point on the earth, along with Sir Edmund Hillary, continues to create records in the space, too. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.21

Tenzing’s boots now inspire strides to clean Everest

On May 29, 1953, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa stood on the highest peak on earth wearing specially designed boots made of reindeer leather by the famous Swiss company Bally. Sherpa along with New Zealander ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Books  /  Published 01.10.21

Heeding a higher calling

Among the book’s long cast of “failed” heroes, Eric Shipton shines the brightest. In 1933, the year in which James Hilton was busy drafting the ridiculous contours of his Shangri-La,...
By Deeptanil Ray

World  /  Published 22.11.20

'All well' Everest reporter dies at 94

Jan Morris, who scooped the Everest conquest in 1953, has died in Wales, aged 94. One of Britain’s finest travel writers, Morris was famous for two events above all in a colourful and varied li...
By Amit Roy in London

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.20

Give Bharat Ratna to Tenzing: Bista in LS

Darjeeling MP Raju Bista on Tuesday demanded in the Lok Sabha that highest civilian award Bharat Ratna be conferred on Everester Tenzing Norgay Sherpa posthumously, months after he and Bengal minister...
By Vivek Chhetri in Siliguri


West Bengal  /  Published 29.05.20

Tenzing Bharat Ratna plea

The demand to confer India’s highest civilian award of Bharat Ratna on Tenzing Norgay Sherpa gathered steam on Everest Day.On May 29, 1953, Tenzing, along with Sir Edmund Hillary, had conquered Moun...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 12.11.19

In his father’s footsteps to the Himalayas

Mountaineers consider the Hillary Step the last hurdle before they make it to the summit. It is more than 50m from the summit.“Above all I think there is something special about Hillary Step, that i...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.03.20

Everest stories from then and now

By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 30.09.19

Tenzing II, Everest rescuer

When “Everest” was in trouble and a voice was needed to save the day, guess who Hollywood stumbled upon in Los Angeles?A Tenzing, who else?Sixty-six years after Tenzing Norgay Sherpa created Evere...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 01.12.19

Rally on ST tag, Bharat Ratna

An apolitical organisation of Gorkhas organised a procession here on Sunday to demand Scheduled Tribe status for 11 hill communities, Bharat Ratna for Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and implementation of reser...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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