SIR EDMUND HILLARY d2008. Revered New Zealand explorer and mountaineer who will forever be remembered for the first ascent of Mount Everest ; a feat previously thought to be impossible. On 29th May 1953 as part of the 9th British Expedition Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to have reached the summit of Everest. He was named bt Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. He died of heart failure aged 88 in Auckland and had a state funeral on 22nd January 2008.
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