Learn about the first known ascent to the summit of Mount Everest, which was accomplished by New Zealand explorer Edmund Hillary and Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay in 1953. Features a description of different legs of the trek, facts about Mt. Everest, a 1996 interview with Hillary, a photo history of Hillary, and profile of Norgay. Also include a lesson plan, glossary, and list of heights and first ascents of other famous mountains. From Scholastic.