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Zhang Hong completed the 8,849 metre-high Himalayan feat on May 24 along with three high altitude guides, and returned to the base camp on Thursday. REUTERS/Monika Deupala(REUTERS)

First blind Chinese mountaineer climbs Mount Everest

Reuters | , Nepal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 10:58 AM IST
  • Born in southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing, Zhang Hong lost his sight at the age of 21 due to glaucoma.
The news of Norgay and Hilary’s achievement reached the United Kingdom on the morning of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation
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.
Citing Covid-linked safety concerns, a number of teams have called off their Everest expeditions and left.(File photo)
Citing Covid-linked safety concerns, a number of teams have called off their Everest expeditions and left.(File photo)

How Covid-19 scaled Mt Everest

By Shail Desai
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2021 01:56 PM IST
Covid-19 on Mt Everest: Limited testing and violation of protocol have led to an ‘outbreak’ on the world’s highest peak
Haryana Police sub-inspector Anita Kundu summited Mount Everest for the third time on May 21.
Haryana Police sub-inspector Anita Kundu summited Mount Everest for the third time on May 21.

Mt Everest adventure ka Olympic hai, says Haryana cop Anita Kundu after summitting the highest peak thrice

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 05:23 PM IST
The Haryana sub-inspector has fought many odds and summited Mt Everest thrice. Her battles includes challenging the notion of early marriage in her hometown.
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