Mount Everest, Hillary, Tenzing and others

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Tenzing on the summit of Mount Everest

By Peter Frost in Britain:

Mysteries of the men who scaled the highest peak

Tuesday 28 May 2013

In 1953, when news could be managed better than it is today, on the morning of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation the nation heard that Everest, the world’s highest mountain, had been climbed.

New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay had stood on the 29,000-foot high summit of Mount Everest, now also known by its Tibetan name Qomolongma.

It was typical of the many previous examples of empire expeditions.

The white man takes the credit and the local folk are there to do the heavy work and carry the bags.

Tenzing Norgay didn’t know his own birthday. Following his famous climb he celebrated his birthday on May 29, the day he had reached the summit.

He was born Namgyal Wangdi and changed his name on the advice of a…

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