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First to reach the Summit of Mount Everest in 1953

First to reach the Summit of Mount Everest in 1953

1953, First Men’s to reach the Summit of Mount Everest

On this day on May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary (New Zealand) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. At 11:30 AM Hillary and Tenzing reached Mount Everest at 29,035 feet, the highest point on earth.

Edmund Hillary, c.1953
Edmund Hillary | Photo Credit : National Library of New Zealand

Mount Everest Expedition

The ninth mountaineering expedition to attempt the first ascent of Mount Everest made by the British Mount Everest expedition”.

It organized and financed by the Joint Himalayan Committee and Colonel John Hunt led the Mount Everest team.

News of the expedition’s success reached London in time to be release on the morning of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, June 1953.

However, in 1955, Tenzing disclosed in his autobiography that it was Hillary.

Sir Edmund Percival

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist. Firstly he made major climb in 1939, reaching the summit of Mount Ollivier.

Tenzing Norgay

Tenzing Norgay was a Nepali-Indian Sherpa mountaineer. Meanwhile, the Time named him one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

During in 1963 the Everest reunion organised, the team members with family and notable guests at Pen-y-Gwryd hotel.

First to reach the Summit of Mount Everest 1953

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