On May 29, 1953, New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest at 29,028 ft., the highest place on earth.
Sir Edmund Hillary Biography – A web page devoted to Sir Edmund Hillary at the Academy of Achievement, a living history museum that brings students face-to-face with the extraordinary leaders, visionaries, and pioneers who have helped shape our world.
Hillary: A Photo History – This student activity is part of the Hillary Conquers Everest Series. It includes maps, photo histories, interview transcripts and a teacher’s guide.
Imaging Everest – The online version of the Imaging Everest exhibition enables people all over the world to view a remarkable collection of photographs from the Royal Geographical Society’s approximately 20,000 photographs taken on nine Mount Everest Expeditions between 1921 and 1953. These images show the landscape and people of the Himalayan region and tell the story of those involved in the first attempts to climb Everest.