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Who were the first mountaineers to reach the top of Mount Everest?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    "The summit was eventually reached at 11:30 am local time on May 29, 1953 by the New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay from Nepal climbing the South Col Route. At the time, both acknowledged it as a team effort by the whole expedition, but Tenzing revealed a few years later that Hillary had put his foot on the summit first. They paused at the summit to take photographs and buried a few sweets and a small cross in the snow before descending."

  • 1 decade ago

    The first mountaineer to reach the top of Mount Everest was a Tibetan Sherpa followed by Sir Edmond Hillary.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing

  • cork
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Sir Hillary and his sherpa guide Tenzing

    but two climbers prob made it before him but died on way down...

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