Hillary was the first man to scale the highest peak of the world, the
Everest. He achieved this feat together with Tenzing Norgay. His
single-mindedness, courage and utter disregard of danger led him to
over Everest. Hillary showed the quality of his character and displayed
supremacy over nature.
Hillary was born in
1919 in New Zealand.
His father had a bee-farm. He studied at school and assisted his father
work. When Hillary was sixteen years old, he joined a skiing
arranged by the school. Hillary returned home full of enthusiasm from
expedition He had liked the snow very much. After he had left school,
studied in university and later joined his father and brother in
evening, he was sitting in the hotel lounge
at the foot of a mountain. Two men entered talking about a climbing
to Mount Cook. Hillary saw the quiet excitement of their achievement on
faces. Hillary felt great excitement. He decided on the spur of the
next day only he would go out and follow their example. Mount Cook is a
feet high mountain in South Island. Hillary went on a number of times
went on Himalayan expenditure as a member
of the British Mountaineering Team under the leadership of Colonel John
On 29 March, 1953, Hillary together with Tenzing Norgay climbed the
peak of the world, Mount Everest.
gave due recognition to the unique success
of Edmund Hillary. His actions enhanced the spirit of mankind.