was born on April 23, 1965, in Darjeeling, India,
the fourth of six children.
In 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became
the first men to reach the sacred summit of Mount
Everest. Retracing his father's historic footsteps.
Jamling Tenzing Norgay summited Mount Everest in
1996, just two weeks after nine people died in the
mountains most deadly storm ever recorded.
Not only did Jamling Tenzing Norgay make it to the
top of the world's most forbidding mountain - described
by the Sherpa people as " The Mother Goddess
of the World" - but he also helped capture
it all on film. As the star of Director David Breashears
Imax film Everest, Jamling helped to portray not
only the physical challenges of the Mountain, but
also the mental and spiritual challenges faced by
Described as the " Titanic of Documentaries,"
Everest has played to sold out audiences across
the country, capturing for the first time on large
format film the breathtaking view from Everest's
summit. Filmed during the same spring that nine
people on Everest died in a sudden storm, it depicts
the selflessness exhibited by Jamling and his companions
in risking their own lives to save their fellow
climbers. For his bravery, Jamling received His
Holiness The Dalai Lama's Award, as well as the
National Citizen's award from the President of India.
Jamling is the tenth person in the Norgay family
to stand at the top of the world.
Jamling released his book "Touching My Father's
Soul" in the spring of 2001 in San Francisco,
and it has been released in 18 languages since then.
His book has reached the 24 spot on the New York
Times Best sellers list, and # 15 in Germany. It
has been nominated for 3 awards in Canada, London
and the U.S.
Today Jamling runs his adventure travel company
"Tenzing Norgay Adventures"
And now personally guides Treks and Trekking peaks
in Sikkim, Bhutan and Nepal.
When he is not guiding he travels around the world
doing lectures as a motivational speaker to a variety
of Groups, Corporations and Universities. Sharing
his personal experience about this 1996 Everest
climb, his father's historic climb of 1953 and about
the Sherpa culture.
He also continues his involvement with the "Tenzing
Norgay Climbing Club" that he started in 1997
to help the kids off the streets.
Jamling is often asked whether there are more big
summits in his future. " I promised my wife
that after Everest, I would never climb again,"
says Norgay." I will not break my word.