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Pictured from left to right, Colonel John Hunt, Tenzing Norgay, and Edmund Hillary make a jubilant return to Britain after becoming the first men to scale Mount Everest.

Photograph by George W. Hales, Getty Images

An Embarrassing Everest Moment: 60 Years Later

After a groundbreaking expedition, a Presidential faux pas.

Image of the 125 Anniversary logo Mount Everest was recognized as Earth's highest mountain in 1852, and ever since it has challenged the imagination of mountaineers.