The former president claims in My Life that his wife Hillary was named after Sir Edmund Hillary
, the first conqueror of Mount Everest.
EVEREST hero Sir Edmund Hillary
today relived his 1953 conquering of the world's highest mountain by signing copies of his book,High Adventure, at a London shop.
Hauling 395-pound sleds, Peter Hillary, son of Mount Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary
, reached the South Pole with two other ski trekkers Tuesday after an Antarctic journey beset by problems.
Denis Brown was just an infant when Sir Edmund Hillary
and his Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay, first ascended Mount Everest.
A TRACTOR used by Sir Edmund Hillary
on an historic journey to the South Pole has made its way home to Coventry.
Which is much like Sir Edmund Hillary
apologising for climbing Everest.
MOUNTAINEERS from around the world were gathering in the Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, today to join Sir Edmund Hillary
in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the conquest of Mount Everest.
New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary
was the first man to reach the peak of the mountain, in 1953.
The elite of the mountaineering world and Nepalese royalty celebrated the 50th anniversary of Everest's conquest yesterday, feting Sir Edmund Hillary
and remembering his late Sherpa partner, Tenzing Norgay - the first men to reach the summit.
More than 20 teams - around 1,000 climbers - are at the camp preparing to scale Everest to mark today's 50th anniversary of the first ascent by Edmund Hillary
and Sherpa Tenzing.
IF you didn't know already it is the 50thanniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary
(pictured)and Tenzing Norgay's ascent of Mount Everest.
On May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary
and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reached the top by climbing the South East ridge.