Sir Edmund Hillary was the First Man to Climb the 8,850m (29,035ft) peak The World's Highest Mountain - Mount Everest, with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, on 29 May 1953.
On 11 January 2008, Edmund Hillary Died of heart failure at the Auckland City Hospital at around 9 am NZDT (10 January at 20:00 UTC) at the age of 88.
Sir Edmund Hillary with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, climbed Mount Everest in 1953
Sir Edmund began climbing Mountains in his Native New Zealand as a teenager and soon earned renown as an Ice Climber
Sir Edmund Hillary wrote a Book about the Climb.
Sir Edmund Hillary was honoured with Numerous Awards. Here he receives a Gold Medal from Former Indian President Rajendra Prasad
In 2003, Sir Edmund Hillary travelled to Kathmandu for celebrations marking the Everest expedition's 50th anniversary