Nobody before 1953 ever imagined to look at the world from the highest point of the earth. Tenzing Norgay became the first man to scale the highest peak of the world, the Mount Everest, at the height of 8,848 metre.
Tenzing was a native of Nepal. He was born in 1914 in a very poor family. Although he belonged to a poor family, he had a passion for mountaineering. He began practicing mountain climbing at the age of 18. He had the courage, determination and patience to do well. Finally, he succeeded in climbing the Mt. Everest together with Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand in 1953.
In 1954, he became the Director of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute at Darjeeling in West Bengal. The Governments of India and Nepal gave appropriate recognition to his unique talent. He was honored with the tide of Padma Bhutan and a Gold Medal. He was also awarded with the Star of Nepal. In 1986, the Tiger of Snow left the world forever.