Climbing mountains, just like doing business, requires vision and dedication, Everest climber Jamling Tenzing Norgay told a packed house of top industry executives at the second edition of Business Today MindRush conclave in New Delhi on Saturday.
Jamling said he relied on his support team, primarily the Sherpas to get on the top of the mountain. "When you have a better team there are better chances of success. Sherpas are the unsung heroes of most mountaineering expeditions. I am working on getting them the recognition they deserve."
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He exhorted the executives to set new challenges and not be afraid of hurdles. "An inner burning desire and passion is all that you need. The higher you get the slower you get. Take a break, rest and get oxygen."
Citing the example of his father Tenzing Norgay, who was the first to get on the top of Everest with New Zealander Edmund Hillary in 1953, he said that no matter what background one comes from the goals can be achieved if there is passion and drive. The late elder Norgay and Hillary came from different backgrounds, did not know each other's language and could not communicate and yet they together reached the top of Everest, Norgay added.