Everest summiteer to give a talk at Norham village hall
An evening with Tendi Sherpa, an 11 times Everest summiteer, is being held at Norham village hall next month.
Tendi, now 33, left his remote village in Nepal at the age of 13 with no education but now reads and writes in seven languages.
He is deeply involved in relief and charitable work in Nepal and now has his own climbing and trekking business.
Two years ago, Tendi was on Everest when the avalanche killed 17 Sherpas and again last year when the earthquake struck. He returned to the mountain this year and successfully summited for the 11th time.
The event takes place on Thursday, July 21, at 7pm and will raise funds for the Tendi Sherpa Foundation.
It has been organised by Jim Lang from Horncliffe.
“Tendi has been a good friend of mine since he was a guide on a walk I did a few years ago,” said Jim. “Then last November, I went out to Nepal and went up a mountain with him. We had so many fascinating conversations about his relief and charitable efforts that we agreed that he would come over.
“It will be his first time in the UK and I am honoured that he will be staying with me for about one week.
“Tendi will give a talk about his life on the mountains and his charitable work which I’m sure people will find fascinating. He is an amazing and aspirational character.”
Tendi is also involved with NepalkoSathi, a Swiss NGO supporting education, health and other services in remote villages in Nepal.
Tickets £10, light buffet included. To book, contact Jim Lang on 07980 642421 or firstname.lastname@example.org