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Copy of Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay

Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay at the top of the world

Sophy T

on 2 December 2012

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Transcript of Copy of Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay

Mount Everest is the highest place on earth, standing at 8,848 m.
Mount Everest is called Chomolungma in Nepalese.
It is a monstrous mountain which claimed the lives of many who tried to conquer it.
On 29th May 1953, at 1130 am, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. Edmund Hillary (1919 - 2008) Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay showed courage, determination and belief in each other and did what no man had ever done before.
The climbers spent only 15 minutes on the top as they were running low on oxygen.
They had just enough time to bury Tenzing's sister's pencil, John Hunts' crucifix & chocolate as a offering to the gods.
When they got down to camp IX, George Lowe was waiting there for them with hot tomato soup. CONQUERING EVEREST Edmund Hillary &
Tenzing Norgay

The Summit The Explorers The conquerors of Mount Everest Life after Everest The conquerors of
Mount Everest New Zealander Edmund Hillary was beekeeper, then a navigator in the New Zealand airforce during World War II. Tenzing Norgay (1914 - 1986) Tenzing Norgay was born in Nepal or Tibet
Sherpa, porter on mountaineering expeditions, carrying extra bags for the climbers When news about Hillary & Tenzing reaching the summit of Mount Everest spread, everyone was very excited.
When they got down, people asked them many questions about how they got to the summit.
Edmund Hillary was knighted by Queen Elizabeth and was called Sir Edmund Hillary from then on.
Tenzing became a mountaineering principal & founder for Tibet, India & Nepal.
Hillary started the Himalayan Trust which built schools and hospitals in Nepal & he was called Burrah Sahib which means man with a large heart.
Then in 1986 Tenzing Norgay died of brain hemorrhage.
Hillary worked for over 20 years until he died of heart failure in 2008. The world mourned again.
by Joshua Hon Over 400 people including 362 porters and 20 sherpa guides with 10,000 lbs of baggage took part in the expedition.
It was the ninth expedition to get to the top of the world.
It took them 3 months to climb from base camp to the final camp just below the summit.
The conquerors of Mount Everest Climbing Everest On top of the world
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