Map of route to top of Mt. Everest. Black line is the route used by Sir Edmund Hillary. The triangles are base camps established by later climbers. Associated Press image with labels added by The Times in the 1950s.

Edmund Hillary's route to the top

Map of route to top of Mt. Everest. Black line is the route used by Sir Edmund Hillary. The triangles are base camps established by later climbers. Associated Press image with labels added by The Times in the 1950s.

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. On 29 May 1953, they became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest.

Edmund Hillary: A very special hero inspired by noble courage

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. On 29 May 1953, they became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest.

It’s a beautiful world - Namche Bazaar, popular among trekkers especially for altitude acclimatization in Khumbu region, Nepal (by stevefhobbs).

It’s a beautiful world - Namche Bazaar, popular among trekkers especially for altitude acclimatization in Khumbu region, Nepal (by stevefhobbs).

Sir Edmund Hillary,

Sir Edmund Hillary,

Sir Edmund Hillary: First man to summit Mt. Everest. "It is not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves.

Sir Edmund Hillary: First man to summit Mt. Everest. "It is not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves.

Entrance To The Western Cwm    Courtesy of Alfred Gregory Archive. Source Photographica.   All rights reserved.

Entrance To The Western Cwm Courtesy of Alfred Gregory Archive. Source Photographica. All rights reserved.

Crossing The Crevasse - The Western Cwm    Courtesy of Alfred Gregory Archive. Source Photographica. All rights reserved.

Crossing The Crevasse - The Western Cwm Courtesy of Alfred Gregory Archive. Source Photographica. All rights reserved.

Crevasse - The Western Cwm    Courtesy of Alfred Gregory Archive. Source Photographica. All rights reserved.

Crevasse - The Western Cwm Courtesy of Alfred Gregory Archive. Source Photographica. All rights reserved.

Crevasse - The Western Cwm    Courtesy of Alfred Gregory Archive. Source Photographica. All rights reserved.

Crevasse - The Western Cwm Courtesy of Alfred Gregory Archive. Source Photographica. All rights reserved.

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