Sir Edmund Percival Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. On 29 May 1953, they became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest.

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. On 29 May 1953, they became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest.

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 May 29 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 May 29 1953.

Who are the 5 Greatest Mount Everest Climbers?: Eric Shipton: Great Mount Everest Explorer

Who are the 5 Greatest Mount Everest Climbers?: Eric Shipton: Great Mount Everest Explorer

Beck Weathers, after surviving the elements on Mount Everest. I really don't understand mountain climbers.

Beck Weathers, after surviving the elements on Mount Everest. I really don't understand mountain climbers.

Rob Hall, Scott Fischer, Anatoli Boukreev, and Jon Krakauer - Into Thin Air Illustrated Edition (Jon Krakauer) book This Day in History: May 10, 1996: Death on Mount Everest http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Rob Hall, Scott Fischer, Anatoli Boukreev, and Jon Krakauer - Into Thin Air Illustrated Edition (Jon Krakauer) book This Day in History: May 10, 1996: Death on Mount Everest http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

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.

George Mallory leads up the Northeast Ridge of Mount Everest on the 1922 British expedition in an historic photo by expedition leader John Noel.

George Mallory leads up the Northeast Ridge of Mount Everest on the 1922 British expedition in an historic photo by expedition leader John Noel.

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