Sir Edmund Hillary

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Sir Edmund Hillary (1919 - 2008) was a mountaineer, philanthropist and explorer. Together with Tenzing Norgay, he became the first climber known to have reached the Mount Everest summit on May 29, 1953.

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How many mountains has sir Edmund Hillary climbed apart from mount Everest?

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According to several sources, it is approximated that Sir Edmund Hillary climbed five or six expeditions before Mount Everest.
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What kind of person is Sir Edmund Hillary?

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he was a kind caring man who was really generous and gave up alot of time to help others for example all the work he did in Nepal building there society so it was better for them
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How many sons and daughters did Edmund Hillary have?

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He had one son, Peter, and two daughters, Belinda and Sarah.
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When did Sir Edmund Hillary climb Mt. Everest?

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Hillary reached the summit of Mt Everest on 29 May 1953 along with the Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay.
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Do you need to be fit to climb mt Everest?

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extremely. the altitude alone would kill you if you didn't have good lungs and heart. add in the climbing and hiking and that why not everyone makes it to the top
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What are the chances of death climbing mt Everest?

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The current answer since it was first scaled in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary is at about a whopping 9% or so. The death rate has dropped to less than half of that in recent years, But of about over 1900 attempts by 1300 people, about 179 have died. It does not seem like something a sane person would do, to climb a mountain "because its there", as the saying goes.
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How did Sir Edmund Hillary die?

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It is reported that he died from heart failure in Auckland Hospital on 11 January 2008.
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What were the results of Sir Edmund Hillary's accomplishment of climbing Mt Everest?

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Queen Elizabeth knighted him and he went to other parts of the world to test man's ability to climb without oxygen
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Who were Sir Edmund Hillary's parents?

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Hillary's parents were Percival and Gertrude (nee Clarke) Hillary.
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When did Sir Edmund Hillary start climbing Mt Everest?

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Sir Edmund Hillary was part of an unsuccessful New Zealand expedition to Everest in 1951 before attempting again in May1953. He was part of a British expedition with several members and sherpas who reached base camp in April 1953. By late May Hillary and sherpa Tenzing Norgay were positioned to make a bid for the summit, which they reached at 11:30am local time on 29 May 1953.
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What were Sir Edmund Hillary's hobbies?

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his hobbies were .. drawing mountains, go on a bicycle, and hoping to climb a mountain one day!
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What was Edmund Hillary's favourite hobby?

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drawing mountains,bike riding and hoping to climb up a mountain one day.
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What year did Sir Edmund Hillary become famous?

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Edmund Hillary is famous for being the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953

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