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Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest.

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest.

Sir Edmund Hillary and sherpa Tenzing Norgay after their historic ascent of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953.

Sir Edmund Hillary and sherpa Tenzing Norgay after their historic ascent of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953.

Beck Weathers severe frostbite is visible by way of his frozen dead hand and frostbitten nose. He is portrayed by Josh Brolin in the 2015 Mt. Everest movie. See post-amputation pics here: http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/everest/

Beck Weathers severe frostbite is visible by way of his frozen dead hand and frostbitten nose. He is portrayed by Josh Brolin in the 2015 Mt. Everest movie. See post-amputation pics here: http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/everest/

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/

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/

Anatoli Boukreev, Mike Groom, Jon Krakauer, Andy Harris, and a long line of climbers on the Everest upper Southeast Ridge, with Makalu behind, on May 10, 1996 - Into Thin Air Illustrated Edition (Jon Krakauer) book

Anatoli Boukreev, Mike Groom, Jon Krakauer, Andy Harris, and a long line of climbers on the Everest upper Southeast Ridge, with Makalu behind, on May 10, 1996 - Into Thin Air Illustrated Edition (Jon Krakauer) book

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