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Jan 21

Who was Sir Edmund Hillary and what is he famous for?

Write 5 interesting facts ago his life, family, friends and what he did in life.

Sardar Tenzing Norgay, right, of Nepal and Edmund P. Hillary of New Zealand, left, show the kit they wore when conquering the world's highest peak, the Mount Everest, on May 29, at the British Embassy in Katmandu, capital of Nepal, on June 26, 1953.  Edmund Hillary, with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, reached the 29,035-foot summit of Everest on May 29, 1953, becoming the first person to stand atop the world's highest mountain. Hillary  died Jan. 11, 2008 of a heart attack at age 88.  (AP Photo)

Sardar Tenzing Norgay, right, of Nepal and Edmund P. Hillary of New Zealand, left, show the kit they wore when conquering the world’s highest peak, the Mount Everest, on May 29, at the British Embassy in Katmandu, capital of Nepal, on June 26, 1953. Edmund Hillary, with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, reached the 29,035-foot summit of Everest on May 29, 1953, becoming the first person to stand atop the world’s highest mountain. Hillary died Jan. 11, 2008 of a heart attack at age 88. (AP Photo)

9 comments so far

  1. Berfin
    6:03 pm - 1-21-2016

    Sir Edmund Hillary was a mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. He was famous for climbing Mount Everest. Edmund, had 3 children (Peter, Sarah and Belinda.), died after his children in 2008. Hillary died at the aged of 88.

  2. lilly
    8:27 am - 1-22-2016

    Sir Edmund Hillary is a famous mountain climber , he climbed mount everest. He had 3 children peter,Sarah and Belinda.Edmund died at age 88.His climbing partner was called Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. Started climbing at age 18. Also he was one of the first to climb mount Everest.

  3. Jack s
    6:41 pm - 1-24-2016

    Sir Edmund Hillary was a famous explorer and he is mostly famous for climbing Mount Everest. He died in 2008 at the age of 88 years.

  4. Natasha s
    10:06 am - 2-15-2016

    Sir edmund Hillary was most famous for climbing mount everest.And his favourite thing to do was to go exploring but sadly he died at the age of 88 in 2008.

  5. Liam Finlayson
    4:42 pm - 2-17-2016

    Sir edmund hillary was an explorer/adventurer he loved climbing mountins and he won a the second highest civilian award from the chinees govermen and was knited by queen Elizabeth herself.

  6. abby s
    4:13 pm - 2-18-2016

    Sir Edmund Hillary was famous for climbing the peak of mount Everest. Also he was a brave explorer. Edmund had three special children called Peter Hillary)Sarah Hillary Also Belinda)unfortunately he died in 2008.

  7. Matt
    7:39 pm - 2-21-2016

    1. He was the first man to climb Mount Everest
    2.He died at 88
    3.His birth year was 1919
    4.He was a mountain climber since 18
    5. Edmund attended Taukau primary a s a child.

  8. Alex
    7:53 pm - 2-21-2016

    Edmund Hillary was born 1919 on the 20th of July, and died in 2008 on the11th of January.he was famous for being the first person to climb Mount Everest and founded Himalayan trust in 1960 to help the Sherpas of Nepal.he also completed an expedition to the North Pole on a tractor in 1958

  9. lucy
    6:18 pm - 2-25-2016

    Edmund Hillary was famous for the first one to climb Mount Everest with Tenzing Norgay

    .Edmund Hillary was born on 20 July 1919 in Auckland, New Zealand and took up climbing
    .Edmund died from having a heart attack
    .Edmund full name was Edmund Percival Hillary
    .He served as a navigator in the royal New Zealand air force during World War II
    .His first wife Louse and daughter Belinda died in a plane crash near Kathmandu airport
    .Hillary Monte’s , the second highest mountain range in Pluto is named in the honour of Edmund Hillary

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