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Biography Edmund Hillary एडमंड हिलारी जीवनी

Sir Edmund Hillary was a well known explorer and mountain climber. He was born on July 20, in Auckland, New Zealand. His complete name was Edmund Percival Hillary.

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They got to the top on 29 May Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth. During his teenage years, Hillary had attended Auckland Grammar School. Sir Edmund Hillary's fame came as a result of being the first New Zealander in the world to conquer Mt. Everest in Nepal. He is on the New Zealand five dollar note. He also climbed ten other mountains after Mount Everest, all of which are also in the Himalayas.

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He did this to help finance his climbing in the winter. He was transferred to Fiji and the Solomon Islands in , where he suffered serious burns in a boating accident. Together, they had three children Peter, born in , Sarah, born in , and Belinda, born in

An average student in high school, he would often escape by indulging in books and daydreaming about a life full of adventure. But those dreams would soon become a reality when at 16, a school trip to a local mountain uncovered that despite his lack of coordination, Hillary had greater endurance than his peers. By the time he was in college, Hillary had already achieved his first major climb by reaching the top of Mount Ollivier, a national mountain near the Southern Alps. But that would just be the tip of the iceberg — or should we say — the top of just one mountain. Hillary would go on to many more high altitude expeditions, as well as escape death, become a philanthropist, and most famously, reach the summit of Mount Everest — the highest mountain on Earth — with Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay on May 29,

In he joined a New Zealand party to the central Himalayas and later that year participated in a British reconnaissance expedition of the southern flank of Everest. He was subsequently invited to join the team of mountaineers planning to climb the peak. The well-organized expedition was launched in the spring of , and a high camp from which to mount attempts at the summit was established by mid-May. After a pair of climbers failed to reach the top on May 27, Hillary and Tenzing set out for it early on May 29; by late morning they were standing on the summit. The two shook hands, then Tenzing embraced his partner.


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