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The truth is, I'm just a rough old New Zealander who has enjoyed many challenges in his life.

 
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Edmund Hillary
Edmund Hillary
  • Born: July 20, 1919
  • Died: January 11, 2008
  • Nationality: New Zealander
  • Profession: Explorer

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary KG ONZ KBE was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt.

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