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Who was the first person to climb Mount Everest ?

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Who was the first person to climb Mount Everest ?
posted Feb 14, 2017 by Divya Nayak

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Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first official ascent of Everest in 1953 using the southeast ridge route. New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, a Nepali sherpa climber from Darjeeling, India reached on the peak at 11:30 local time on 29 May 1953 via the South Col route. At the time, both acknowledged it as a team effort by the whole expedition, but Tenzing revealed a few years later that Hillary had put his foot on the summit first. They paused at the summit to take photographs and buried a few sweets and a small cross in the snow before descending.

answer Feb 21, 2017 by Chanda Ramesh Joshi
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