Himself - Mountaineer (segment "The Conquest of Everest")
(TV Series) (special thanks - 1 episode)
2 Biographical Movies |
6 Articles |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Sir Edmund Hillary
6' 2" (1.88 m)
Did You Know?
We knocked the bastard off. [on his successful ascent of Mt Everest, quoted in the London Sunday Times, 21 July 1974]
He and Tenzing made the final assault on Everest as a team, and were reluctant to disclose which man was first to actually set foot on the peak. Hillary took photographs of Tenzing standing on the summit because Tenzing did not know how to use a camera. Both men eventually revealed in their memoirs that Hillary was the first to step onto the summit.