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The news of Norgay and Hilary’s achievement reached the United Kingdom on the morning of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation

On this day in 1953, Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay scaled Mt Everest

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 12:11 PM IST
  • Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hilary both were part of British army officer John Hunt’s expedition and reached the summit, the highest point on Earth, at 11:30am on May 29.
Edmund Hillary(illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)
Edmund Hillary(illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)

Edmund Hillary: Noted explorer and philanthropist

UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 12:41 PM IST
Edmund Hillary was a great explorer and mountaineer whose conquest of Mt Everest and the South Pole inspired generations of adventurers. His philanthropic activities too touched and benefited a large number of people across several parts of the world.
A file photo of paralympian Deepa Malik.(HT Photo)
A file photo of paralympian Deepa Malik.(HT Photo)

Paralympian Deepa Malik named for New Zealand Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 06:37 PM IST
As a Sir Edmund Hillary Prime Minister’s Fellow for New Zealand, Deepa will travel to New Zealand and meet with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, undertake a series of visits to Paralympic sporting organisations, and engage with Kiwi athletes, students and the media.
This month-long course is a good break from your regular travel and trekking plans and also something substantial to share on social media.
This month-long course is a good break from your regular travel and trekking plans and also something substantial to share on social media.

This writer did a month-long mountaineering course and returned with lessons for a lifetime

By Mamta Banga
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 01:38 PM IST
Gruelling exercises at some of the highest mountain peaks while the scenic views take a back-seat. Walking miles on hilly roads all day long. Hiking in intense heat, sub-zero temperatures and heavy rains till the last living cell of your body begs you to stop. All this and more at this month-long mountaineering course can teach you some important life lessons.
As the number of climbers on the mountain has soared -- at least 600 people have scaled the world’s highest peak so far this year alone -- the problem has worsened.(AP file photo)
As the number of climbers on the mountain has soared -- at least 600 people have scaled the world’s highest peak so far this year alone -- the problem has worsened.(AP file photo)

Discarded tents, equipment, human faeces turn Mount Everest into world’s highest rubbish dump

Agence France-Presse, Kathmandu | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 02:22 PM IST
Melting glaciers caused by global warming are exposing trash that has accumulated on the mountain since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made the first successful summit 65 years ago.
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