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29/05/1953 Mount Everest is conquered by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist. In 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.

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