Memory of the World

New Zealand - Sir Edmund Hillary Archive

Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing captured the world's imagination in 1953 by conquering Everest, the highest mountain on earth, when everyone before them had failed. Hillary went on to explore places where no man had been before and dedicated much of his life to improving healthcare and education with and for the Sherpas. his enduring legacy in Nepal earned him the title of Surra Sahib (Big Man). Hillary's heroic stature continues to grow on the international stage today, with the sixtieth anniversary of the ascent in worldwide attention.

Photos: © Peter Hillary and Sarah Hillary

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