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Sir Edmund Percival Hillary

Hillary, Sir Edmund Percival (1919– ), New Zealand explorer and mountaineer. In 1953 he and Tenzing Norkay, a Sherpa from Nepal, were the first to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, the world's highest mountain.

See also: Mount Everest.

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