In which year did Sir Edmund Hillary reach the summit of Mount Everest?
Edmund Percival Hillary, born in Auckland New Zealand in the year 1919, was the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest together with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay on May 29, 1953.Hillary became interested in mountaineering while in secondary school. He made his first major climb in 1939, reaching the summit of Mount Ollivier. A man with a heart !! Died on the 11 January 2008, a sad loss to New Zealand.