Sir Edmund Hillary, a Life in Pictures

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May 30, 1953: Celebrating Cliffside

Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay, drink a celebratory cup of tea back at a cliffside camp after scaling Mount Everest.

The expedition unleashed a blizzard of worldwide attention that included a knighthood for Hillary just four days later by newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II.

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—Photograph by George Band/Royal Geographical Society
 
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