MOUNT EVEREST HEROES

Sardar Tenzing Norgay, right, of Nepal and Edmund P. Hillary of New Zealand, left, show the kit they wore when conquering the world’s highest peak, the Mount Everest, on May 29, at the British Embassy in Katmandu, capital of Nepal, on June 26, 1953. Edmund Hillary, with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, reached the 29,035-foot summit of Everest on May 29, 1953, becoming the first person to stand atop the world’s highest mountain. Hillary died Jan. 11, 2008 of a heart attack at age 88. (AP Photo)

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