Virtual Everest 2020: Special Video Interview with Tendi Sherpa

During this Virtual Everest 2020 – Support the Climbing Sherpas project, I’m adding a new aspect of my coverage, video interviews with knowledgeable individuals of Nepal and Mt. Everest. Today I interviewed Tendi Sherpa.

Tendi is well known throughout Nepal and the world. He founded the company TAGnepal and runs treks and expeditions in Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. He co-founded Himali, a gear company, with David Schaeffer. Also, he is the sirdar and lead for private expeditions for Mike Hamill’s company, Climbing the Seven Summits.

Born near the 8000er, Makalu, he began his mountaineering career as a porter at age 13 but a year later, summitted the 21,247-foot Mera Peak. Today, he has 13 successful summits of Everest plus Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Manaslu, and Ama Dablam.  He is an IFMGA/UIAGM Certified Mountain Guide.

His foundation, the Tendi Sherpa Foundation, works in remote parts of Nepal providing education for children, building bridges, trails, and schools. He lives in Kathmandu with his wife and daughter.

Virtual Everest 2020 – Support the Climbing Sherpas is a joint project of Alan Arnette and several global guide companies. Our objective is to entertain Everest fans during the Coronavirus spring closure and raise money to help the Climbing Sherpas who are not working this spring. While there will be accurate historical references, this series is a work of fiction. Names, characters, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Please join us by making a donation using the links below plus by adding your Everest experiences in the comment section.

 Video Interview with Tendi Sherpa


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2 thoughts on “Virtual Everest 2020: Special Video Interview with Tendi Sherpa

  1. Thank you Alan and Tendi for the interesting and inspiring video! I’ll be donating to CTSS and to Tendi’s foundation. I can’t wait to visit your beautiful country one day.

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