Robert L. Peters

29 May 2008

Everest first summited on this day…

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Mount Everest, Nepal/Tibet

55 years ago today, Mount Everest (also called Chomolungma, Qomolangma, Zhumulangma, or Sagarmatha) saw its first successful summit by the inimitable kiwi Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. The highest mountain on earth, Everest looms 8,848 metres (29,029 feet) above sea level. Read more here, or here

Everest’s north face as seen from Tibet (photo by Luca Galuzzi).

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