Nawang Gombu: Heart of a Tiger

A project in Omaha, NE by Mele Mason

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Nawang Gombu, nephew of Tenzing Norgay, was the 1rst man to summit Mt. Everest twice. Join us in paying tribute to this great man.
Backers: 54
Average Pledge Per Backer: $159

Funded: $8,587 of $8,375
Dates: Mar 7th -> Apr 21st (45 days)
Project By: Mele Mason
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Sherpa tigers on Kickstarter

April 20th - via:
Two Sherpa documentaries are up on Kickstarter. The Tiger of the Himalayas: The Apa Sherpa Story closed yesterday at $1980 shy of its $100,000 pledged. Closing tomorrow Nawang Gombu: Heart of a Tiger already reached its goal of $8,587. (Read More)


April 9th - via:
Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you! To all of our wonderful contributors!!!  We have made our goal, and all archival fees will be paid with these funds! Your generosity has been stunning. Thanks for helping to preserve the legacy of this wonderful,... (Read More)

In Memorium

March 29th - via:
We have raised over 80% of our goal thanks to our dear backers! Kay Haman has donated as a memorial to her husband, Gordon Haman Joyce Abariotes has donated as a memorial to her parents, Anne and Artie Abariotes. Like Nawang Gombu in his work with... (Read More)

Email from Norman

March 23rd - via:
Norman Dyhrenfurth was the leader of the 1963 American Everest Expedition that put the first American, Jim Whittaker on the summit of Mt. Everest. Not only did Norman organize and lead the AMEE team, but he shot all of the high altitude footage, and... (Read More)

We're over halfway there!

March 13th - via:
Thanks to all who are supporting this project! We just received a notice from Tom Hornbein (pioneered the West Ridge Ascent of Everest in'63): "a tale told from the heart(s)--yours and Bev's.  It's beautiful, powerful, and a touch of magic that... (Read More)

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