2.15.2008

Sir Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary, one of the most well-known mountaineers in history, was the first climber to reach the top of Mount Everest (along with Sherpa guide Tenzig Norgay). His success on the 1953 expedition earned him knighthood, a Polar Medal, honorary Nepalese citizenship, and the Indian Padma Vibhushan recognition. He died on January 10 of this year.

His first wife was Louise Mary Rose.

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