Friday, January 11, 2008

first to the top...

Sir Edmund Hillary, was a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer. On May 29 1953 at the age of 33, he and Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt. Sir Edmund Hillary died yesterday at the age of 88.

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