“Be a good leader, be a good guide”

Biggest lesson from mountaineering

What I have learnt in life is not only from mountaineering, but also from the guidance and wisdom that I got from my father. He always taught us to be simple and honest. He always stressed on teamwork and said that you can’t achieve anything on your own, and that you need to rely on teamwork. The most important lesson that I learnt from him were from his words – ‘Be a good leader, be a good guide, lead your team despite hardships and above all, be great and make others great.’

Mountaineering has taught me a great deal and it still continues to do so even as I climb today. I have taught myself to be self-reliant and never to take things for granted. Making plans does not always work. That’s why we have to be flexible in our daily decisions.


Personal growth form mountaineering

Mountaineering has been my life and my life-long partner. It has been my passion to climb and to continue to climb not only higher mountains, but also to explore new territories. It has taught me patience, the building of team spirit, to expect the unexpected and to be ready to deal with anything that is thrown on your path. It has taught me to adjust and adapt to changing conditions.

Jamling Norgay

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“I climbed Everest so that my children wouldn’t have to.” – Tenzing Norgay

Jamling Tenzing Norgay is the son of Everest pioneer, Tenzing Norgay and like his father, is a conqueror of the summit, himself. Audiences often find themselves at the edge of their seats at Tenzing’s talks, which bring together his own story with episodes from his father and Edmund Hilary, into a thrilling narrative.

One is inspired by the tremendous resilience and hope that comes alive in Tenzing’s sessions, where he relays such anecdotes as crossing crevasses with the barks of trees or how his father and Hilary spent close to two months together without knowing each other’s languages. He inspires an admiration for skills of self-reliance and teamwork and encourages people to ‘adapt and change’ to deal with the challenges in life.

Not only did Norgay scale the world’s most challenging mountain, but he also helped capture it all on film. As the Star of Director David Breashears Imax film, Everest, Norgay helped to portray not only the physical challenges of the Mountain, but also the mental and spiritual challenges faced by the climbers.

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