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Edmund Hillary

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Edmund Hillary's Biography

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, KG, ONZ, KBE (20 July 1919 – 11 January 2008) was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt. Hillary was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

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A statue of Sir Edmund Hillary is seen in the school grounds in Khumjung in Solukhumbu District
A statue of Sir Edmund Hillary is seen in the school grounds in Khumjung in Solukhumbu District
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Edmund Hillary News Stories

  • ‘Beyond the Edge' retraces footsteps of famed Everest duo

      News Source: Seattle Times | 13 days ago
    Originally published Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 3:07 PM Beyond the Edge' retraces footsteps of famed Everest duo A movie review of Beyond the Edge, which celebrates the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's successful summit of
  • The 10 best famous beekeepers

      News Source: The Guardian | 20 days ago
    John Stillwell/PA Archive Vince Cable The business secretary and Liberal Democrat politician doesn't keep bees, but is a keen promoter of the need to save the world's honeybees, supporting projects to install beehives in urban areas.
  • Movie guide: Capsule listings, reviews of current releases

      News Source: The Idaho Statesman | 22 days ago
    Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children

Edmund Hillary Blogs

  • Amen with a T: Serendipity Yet Once More

      Blog Source: amenwithat.blogspot.com | 3 months ago
    By chance, at the same time my son gave me a copy of Sir Edmund Hillary's book, View from the Summit. Although one section deals with his remarkable ascent of Everest, there are several sections relating other adventures he undertook.
  • Get off the couch: Stuff to do at Auckland Libraries these ...

      Blog Source: aucklandlibrariesteen.blogspot.com | 3 months ago
    Botany, Central City, Mt Roskill, Sir Edmund Hillary Papakura, Waitakere and Warkworth are all running sessions. Bookings may be required so check with the library nearest you. It doesn't get much more horrible when it comes to history than .
  • April 21:Avalanche Kills 13 on Mt. Everest | Tibet Tours, ...

      Blog Source: tourintotibet.com | 3 months ago
    ... Discovery Network executive Laurie Goldberg told The Mail. Long considered one of the greatest mountain climbing challenges, more than 4,000 adventurers have reached Everest's peak since Edmund Hillary first conquered it in 1953.

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