Tsewang Paljor

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Tsewang Paljor (10 April 1968 – 10 May 1996) was a member of the First Indian team to reach the summit of Mount Everest from the North Col.[1] Tsewang Paljor was one among three Indians who died on the mountain during the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. While descending from the summit, he was trapped in a blizzard, and died due to exposure.[2] His body remains on the mountain. It is sometimes used as a trail marker, and is called "Green Boots".[3]

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  1. ^ Tenzing, Judy. Tenzing and the Sherpas of Everest. Harper Collins. 
  2. ^ Lambert, John. Portraits of the Himalayas. p. 77. 
  3. ^ "Martyrs' Gallery". Martyrs' Gallery. Indo Tibetan Border Police Force. Retrieved 2014-01-01.