New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay who on 29 May became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest in the Himalayas
Everest - Buddhists believe a goddess lives in the mountain and she decides who summits, who doesn't, who makes it down safely, and who doesn't. She doesn't take kindly to big egos or those who try to "conquer" her. Humble respect always.
In 1953 the New Zealander Edmund Hillary and the sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the peak of Mount Everest; here they are seen on the south eastern crest on May the day before they reached the summit
Everest has around 200 dead bodies on the mountain. It is nearly impossible for recovery of a body off the mountain. The “death zone” is feet. The bodies are left the same as how they died and have even become landmarks for other travelers.