If asked to give an example of a great adventure, how many of us would immediately think of Everest? Without question, this tallest of mountains holds a special place in the explorer’s psyche. For Tenzing Norgay, the man who with Sir Edmund Hillary would be the first to summit its peak, Everest had been more than an enduring dream—it had also been a constant presence.

In each episode of Horizon Line, Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras and associate editor Ella Morton tell the story of a person who pushed the limits of what was believed to be possible. Few people exemplify this better than Norgay, whose immense skill and determination allowed him to stand on top of the world.

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