Edmund Hillary, was a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer, a philanthropist who, with Tenzing Norgay, became the first climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest on 29th May 1953.

Edmund Hillary, was a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer, a philanthropist who, with Tenzing Norgay, became the first climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest on 29th May 1953.

Climbers descend from the summit of Mount Everest on May 10, 1996, as the clouds of a storm that killed several other climbers that day gather below them (right). Source: Scott Fischer/Woodfin Camp and Associates.

Climbers descend from the summit of Mount Everest on May 10, 1996, as the clouds of a storm that killed several other climbers that day gather below them (right). Source: Scott Fischer/Woodfin Camp and Associates.

"On 29 May 1953 Edmund Hillary and his sherpaTenzing Norgay became the first men to summit Mount Everest."     They never told anyone who first set foot on the summit. Still a mystery who was the "first" man to conquer everest.

"On 29 May 1953 Edmund Hillary and his sherpaTenzing Norgay became the first men to summit Mount Everest." They never told anyone who first set foot on the summit. Still a mystery who was the "first" man to conquer everest.

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