First Known Ascent Of Mount Everest, By Hillary & Tenzing, Occurred This Day 64-Years Ago; May 29, 1953.

by Anura Guruge

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I am, and have been for decades, a Mount Everest buff.

I have quite a collection of historic books on Everest and have read all of them and many more.

I have savored this 1953 ascent. That was the year I was born. So, some significance.

I know enough of the lore to appreciate that we still have a BIG question mark as to whether George Mallory and/or Andrew Irvine managed to make it to the top in 1924 — before perishing on the mountain.

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by Anura Guruge

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