Published Friday 04 June 2010

From the Tenzing Norgay Family

Tashidelek, Greetings from the Himalayas.  It is a great tribute that Team New Zealand has chosen to honor Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. May their spirit of teamwork, courage, adventurism and humility guide you all to great heights during the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.  “..What I can teach is not from books, to be sure, but from what I have learned in living my own life: for many men, many lands, many mountains - and, most of all, from Everest.  Some of it has to do with physical and material things.  But not all of it; for I think I have learned other, and more important, things as well.  One is that you cannot be a good mountaineer, however great your ability, unless you are cheerful and have the spirit of comradeship.  Friends are as important as achievement.  Another is that teamwork is the one key to success and that selfishness only makes a man small.  Still another is that no man, on a mountain or elsewhere, gets more out of anything than he puts into it…Be Great, Make Others Great..”   Tenzing Norgay, Tiger of the Snows