Born in Gudel-4, Solukhumbu, Tendi Sherpa is a veteran Mountain Guide and Climbing Instructor. He started his professional mountaineering by climbing Mera Peak (6472m) in 2000. And the rest is history! Till now, he has climbed mountains for more than 100 times including Mt. Everest, other Himalayan giants, and French and Italian peaks.
He started his professional Instructor career in 2006. Since then, he has been working as a Chief Instructor of internationally recognized climbing courses including BMC, AMC and Aspirant Guide Course in Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). He also worked as a Technical Personnel in Nepal National Mountain Guides’ Association (NNMGA) from 2009 to 2012. During this time, he collaborated with Swiss and French Mountain Guide Association, and led an official interaction program to share the climbing culture among different mountaineering communities. He has led numerous successful Expeditions including “Nepali and French Women Amadablam Expedition 2011”, “First Albanian National Expedition 2012 (100% success)” to name a few. Apart from mountaineering, he is also a Mountain Biking Guide with numbers of international experiences in Tibet, Germany, Austria and Italy. He has travelled extensively in different countries including Tibet, China, Germany, Italy, Austria, USA, France, Swiss, Thailand etc in the course of climbing, instructing and biking. In addition, he is also a rescue specialist with significant involvements in Search and Rescue Missions like Ghunsa Helicopter Tragedy (2006), Everest Expedition Rescue (2007), Korean Expedition Manaslu Rescue (2009), French Expedition Manaslu Rescue (2013) etc.
Beside his professional life, he is a responsible member of the community. Currently, he is a general member of NMA and a Chief Advidsor of Gudel Sherpa Community. He has also been a Treasurer in Nepal Mountaineering Instructors’ Association (NMIA) for an official tenure of three years. For him, mountains are not only his professional space but also his respectable home. His expertise, involvement and contribution for the adventure industry and the overall Himalayan Community has made him a valued figure among the travelling community in the Himalayas. His extensive mountaineering experience can be summed up in some of his light hearted words, “I have slept more under tents than at home!”