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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.

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.

The first men on top of the world

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.

Climbing Mt. Everest - extreme beauty seeking! Whew! So awesome though.

Climbing Mt. Everest - extreme beauty seeking! Whew! So awesome though.

The traffic jam at 30,000 feet: Chilling photo shows dozens of climbers trying to reach the summit of Mount Everest after four died when they became stuck in a bottleneck | Daily Mail Online

Traffic jam at 30,000 feet: Chilling photo shows bottleneck on Mount Everest as dozens of climbers try to reach summit on weekend when four died

The traffic jam at 30,000 feet: Chilling photo shows dozens of climbers trying to reach the summit of Mount Everest after four died when they became stuck in a bottleneck | Daily Mail Online

http://www.everest1953.co.uk/NorthCol.php Read about the famous North Col - North East Ridge route on Mount Everest.

http://www.everest1953.co.uk/NorthCol.php Read about the famous North Col - North East Ridge route on Mount Everest.

Wow. What a stunner. This breathtaking video was shot from above 20,000 feet and captures the Himalayas in such clear detail that I actually gasped when I watched it. You get to see Mount Everest, Ama Dablam and Lhotse in their natural glory and the view is just majestic. I don't think I'll ever get closer than this.

First ultra HD video of Mount Everest and the Himalayas made my jaw drop

Wow. What a stunner. This breathtaking video was shot from above 20,000 feet and captures the Himalayas in such clear detail that I actually gasped when I watched it. You get to see Mount Everest, Ama Dablam and Lhotse in their natural glory and the view is just majestic. I don't think I'll ever get closer than this.

Astronauts captured this image highlighting the northern entry to Mount Everest from Tibet. Climbers travel along the East Rongbuk Glacier, shown on the lower left, to camp at the base of Changtse mountain.

LOOK: Lake In France Turns Blood Red

Astronauts captured this image highlighting the northern entry to Mount Everest from Tibet. Climbers travel along the East Rongbuk Glacier, shown on the lower left, to camp at the base of Changtse mountain.

Volkmar Guido Hable’s account of  his ascent of Mt Everest in May 1996 contains reflections, observations and a detailed description of the events during  deadliest year of all climbing seasons on Mt. Everest. The book is focused on a series of interviews with Volkmar Guido Hable as well as conversations and interviews with climbers and Sherpas from other groups.

Volkmar Guido Hable’s account of his ascent of Mt Everest in May 1996 contains reflections, observations and a detailed description of the events during deadliest year of all climbing seasons on Mt. Everest. The book is focused on a series of interviews with Volkmar Guido Hable as well as conversations and interviews with climbers and Sherpas from other groups.

Bottleneck of climbers waiting to scale the Hillary Step (left centre) on May 10, 1996.  That is some scary sh**

Bottleneck of climbers waiting to scale the Hillary Step (left centre) on May 10, 1996. That is some scary sh**

Scott Fischer took this photo of the Everest Summit Ridge looking up from the South Summit at 1:00 P.M. on May 10, 1996 - Into Thin Air Illustrated Edition (Jon Krakauer) book - This Day in History: May 10, 1996: Death on Mount Everest http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Scott Fischer took this photo of the Everest Summit Ridge looking up from the South Summit at 1:00 P.M. on May 10, 1996 - Into Thin Air Illustrated Edition (Jon Krakauer) book - This Day in History: May 10, 1996: Death on Mount Everest http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/