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The first men on top of the world

Edmund Hillary, was a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer, a philanthropist who, with Tenzing Norgay, became the first climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest on 29th May 1953.

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Everest. Buddhists believe a goddess lives in the mountain and she decides who summits, who doesn't, who makes it down safely, and who doesn't. She doesn't take kindly to big egos or those who try to "conquer" her. Humble respect always.

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from Mail Online

Edmund Hillary: A very special hero inspired by noble courage

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from National Geographic

Ultimate Adventure Bucket List 2011 -- National Geographic Adventure

Mountaineers on ridge to Mt Everest, Himalaya, Nepal....oooh Someday to be able to see this sight...(makes my feet sweat)

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from TIME.com

Mount Everest Climber: 'Don’t Try to Reach the Summit at All Costs'

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Rob Hall, Scott Fischer, Anatoli Boukreev, and Jon Krakauer - Into Thin Air Illustrated Edition (Jon Krakauer) book This Day in History: May 10, 1996: Death on Mount Everest http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

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Bottleneck of climbers waiting to scale the Hillary Step (left centre) on May 10, 1996. That is some scary sh**

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from National Geographic

Everest Photo Gallery: The Wildest Dream

1924 Mount Everest team; George Mallory (standing second from left) disappeared during the ascent; I love this photo - they look like brave and lovable hoodlums

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"On 29 May 1953 Edmund Hillary and his sherpaTenzing Norgay became the first men to summit Mount Everest." They never told anyone who first set foot on the summit. Still a mystery who was the "first" man to conquer everest.

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