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Edmund Hillary

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Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climb Everest - 1953 archive video

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How early technology helped Sir Edmund Hillary conquer Everest

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Edmund Hillary Fellowship's 2nd Birthday

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Edmund Hillary's son speaks of father's Everest feat

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Hillary Returns (1953)

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary OSN was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt.