Edmund Hillary Dies

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Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal were the first to climb Mount Everest as part of the British expeditiion to Everest on June 26, 1953.  Hillary devoted much of his life to helping the Sherpas of Solu-Khumbu, raising money to build hospitals and schools. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp has since become one of the must-do expeditions in the Nepal Himalaya.

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