On This Day: 29 May 1953: Hillary and Tenzing Conquer Everest


Subject:
Notable People , Outdoor Recreation , Explorers , Climbing, Mountains, & Mountaineering

Description:
This site describes how "New Zealander Edmund Hillary, and the Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, ... [became] the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the Nepal-Tibet border. News of the conquest of Mount Everest did not reach the outside world until 2 June [1953]." Features a video of an interview with Hillary from July 1953, articles about other climb participants, and an Everest timeline. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Publisher:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Language:
English

Source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/29/newsid_2492000/2492683.stm


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