Conquering Everest

Today in History, May 29: 1953 – Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay are the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world. Hillary began as a poor son of a New Zealand farmer, and ended as a hero of the English realm. He also took part in expeditions to the South Pole among other expeditions.

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