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1953 - The conquest: The first assault of Mount Everest

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Nepal, Mount Everest, 29-05-1953

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Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth (as measured from sea level). The summit ridge of the mountain marks the border between Nepal and Tibet. In 1953, a ninth British expedition, led by John Hunt, returned to Nepal. Hunt selected two climbing pairs to attempt to reach the summit. The first pair turned back after becoming exhausted high on the mountain. The next day, the expedition made its second and final assault on the summit with its fittest and most determined climbing pair. The summit was eventually reached at 11:30 am local time on May 29, 1953 by the New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay from Nepal climbing the South Col Route. At the time, both acknowledged it as a team effort by the whole expedition, but after interminable pestering, Tenzing revealed a few years later that Hillary had put his foot on the summit first. They paused at the summit to take photographs and bury a few sweets and a small cross in the snow before descending.

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Hillary, Edmund Sir

(At first climbed Mount Everest) , speaking German:
-  "I knew and always said that if a lot of expeditions start to the Mount Everest then some inexperienced climbers will participate too – this can only lead to catastrophe. "

Messner, Reinhold

(Extreme mountaineer, South Pole) , speaking German:
-  "They believe that they can buy this mountain for 100,000 Euros because it has been downgraded to a mountain full of oxygen stocks, huge camps and the path is wired till the top. This has killed its toughness and fascination. Despite this, dangers have remained partially the same. "

Hillary, Edmund Sir

(At first climbed Mount Everest) , speaking German:
-  "No photo was made from me on the top of the Mount Everest. Tenzing did not have a camera and as far as I know he has never seen one before. I thought it is not the right moment on the top of the Mount Everest to teach him how to use the camera. And this was not important to me. "

Hillary, Edmund Sir

(At first climbed Mount Everest) , speaking German:
-  "Tenzing and me we were already very close. Suddenly a 40 feet high rock was in front of us. Somehow I managed to climb on it. I was sure for the first time that we succeeded. "

Hillary, Edmund Sir

(At first climbed Mount Everest) , speaking German:
-  "The brain works harder. No clear thoughts. One can hardly make reasonable decisions. "

Band, George

(participant at the ascent of Mount Everest) , speaking English:
-  "We were waiting for ages until they gave a life sign of themselves. The radios were not working in such heights so we agreed that they will signs with the help of their sleeping bags. If they lay the bags in cross then they failed, if they lay it in a form of a “T” that meant they succeeded. Unfortunately the weather turned bad so we could not see the signs. "

Messner, Reinhold

(Extreme mountaineer, South Pole) , speaking German:
-  "It was Russian roulette to cross there, but I saw it with my own eyes that if the ice broke, falling pieces the size of a house would fall apart into pieces of a cubic meter, then break again into millions of splinters. "

Hillary, Edmund Sir

(At first climbed Mount Everest) , speaking German:
-  "The doctors did not believe that on the top at that height - even with oxygen – we will survive the expedition. "

Hillary, Edmund Sir

(At first climbed Mount Everest) , speaking German:
-  "I was not sure if we would succeed. Many tried before us but they all failed. "

Hillary, Edmund Sir

(At first climbed Mount Everest) , speaking German:
-  "Everest is a mountain the can be handled only with the greatest possible respect. "

Hillary, Edmund Sir

(At first climbed Mount Everest) , speaking German:
-  "I thought that we must have reached the top if the BBC is reporting about it then it must be true. "

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1999

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