Thursday, May 29, 2008

First summiting of Mount Everest

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1953 On the 500th anniversary of the conquest of Constantinople came the 'conquest' of Qomolongma (Mount Everest). New Zealand beekeeper, Edmund Hillary (1919 - 2008) and the Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (1914 - '86) reached the summit of the world's tallest mountain, the first people to do so.

In Nepal, the mountain is called Sagarmatha ('forehead of the sky') and in Tibet, Qomolongma (Chomolangma – 'Mother of the Universe') ...

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