Exactly 70 years ago today i.e. on 29 May 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay had proved it dwarf by conquering Mount Everest. This is the reason why this day has become immortal in the pages of history.
New Delhi:Today i.e. May 29 is a memorable day for Everest. This day is also celebrated as International Everest Day. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquered the snow-capped high peak Everest on this day. Please tell that Mount Everest is also called Sagarmatha in Sanskrit and Nepali, Chomolungma in Tibetan, Jumulungma Feng in Chinese.
In a historic feat of human determination and bravery, Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa climber from Nepal, successfully scaled the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. Her astonishing feat marked the first time in history that anyone had reached the summit of the formidable mountain, which stands at 8,848 meters (29,029 ft) above sea level. The Queen of Britain took delight in Hillary’s success and knighted her Was.
Edmund Hillary used to help his father in beekeeping. After a few days, he left his studies to work with his father. However, later Hillary started studying again.
Hillary looked at the Himalayas and said, ‘I will come again. You will still be so high at that time, but my spirits will be higher than before.’ Please tell that John Hunt had earlier led 7 Everest expeditions. In the team in which Edmund was, he was getting the support of Tenzing. He was expert in mountaineering. This was the time when the friendship between Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay was growing.
According to the information, in March 1953, the base camp was prepared at an altitude of 25,900 feet. On 26 May Sir John Hunt sent May Baudrillon and Evans as the first team to make the ascent. Evans’ oxygen system failed en route, forcing him to turn back. Then John Hunt sent Hillary and Tenzing as the second team. It took two days for both of them to reach the southern part due to cold icy winds and then the day of May 29 became historic.
Tenzing Norgay was honored with awards by the Government of India, Nepal and England. In 1959, the Government of India honored Norge with the Padma Bhushan, the Queen of England honored him with the ‘George Medal’ and the Government of Nepal with the ‘Nepal Tara’.