Quotes by Edmund Hillary

About Edmund Hillary:

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt. Hillary was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

Author Bio

  • NameEdmund Hillary
  • DescriptionNew Zealand beekeeper and mountaineer
  • BornJuly 20, 1919
  • DiedJanuary 11, 2008
  • CountryNew Zealand
  • ProfessionExplorer; Philanthropist; Beekeeper; Ambassador; Diplomat; Autobiographer; Mountaineer
  • AwardsKnight Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire; Order Of The Garter; Padma Vibhushan; Polar Medal; Order Of Gorkha Dakshina Bahu