May 29 1953 – Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay Become the First People to Conquer Mount Everest

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May 29 1953 – Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay Become the First People to Conquer Mount EverestRate this post At 29,029 feet (8,848 meters), Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world. Mount Everest had long been unconquerable. The Himalayas, themselves, had been forbidding and defied navigation due to the tortuous terrain and Everest in particular was considered the ultimate challenge. In 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew “Sandy” Irvine made a daring attempt to climb to the peak. It shall never be known, however, if they made it to the peak. They were last seen at the Second Step at a height of about 28,000 feet. George […]