Everest 3.0: Find Your Sherpa Name

great big walk 002Quote of the Day:

“You do not climb a mountain like everest by trying to race ahead on your own, or by competing with your comrades. You do it slowly are carefully, by unselfish teamwork. Certainly I wanted to reach the top by myself; it was the one thing that I dreamed of all my life. But if the lot fell to someone else I would take it like a man and not a cry baby – for that is the mountain way” – Tenzing Norgay

Did You  Know?

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to summit Mt. Everest in 1953

Activity Suggestion:

What’s Your Sherpa Name?

Objective: Students will discover their Sherpa name.

Sherpa children are often named after the day of the week that they are born.  It is said that the day of birth determines the child’s protector. Pronouncing the deity’s name reaffirms this association between the child and the deity.

Find your Sherpa name! What day of the week were you born?


Other Common Sherpa Names and Meanings

Sherpa Name Meaning
Gyaltzen Courage
Norbu Precious Stone
Tshering Long Life
Sonam Meir
Dorje Lightening
Lobsang Disciple
Tashi Good Luck
Tnezing The holder of Buddha Dharma
Lhamu Goddess
Karma Fate + Work = Karma
Sherab Wisdom
Chu The Might One


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1 Response to Everest 3.0: Find Your Sherpa Name

  1. Laurie McGrath says:

    Hi TA,
    We are reading your blog daily and look forward to seeing how you are doing!
    Enjoy every minute and be safe!
    Laurie McGrath & Grade 6 class Newtown Elem.
    Mount Pearl

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