Photo: Sir Edmund Hillary, Everest Pioneer, Dies at 88



Sir Edmund Hillary relaxes at home in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2002. Accompanied by Nepalese climbing companion Tenzing Norgay, Hillary in 1953 became the first man to scale Mount Everest.

Photograph by Dean Purcell/Getty Images


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