Tenzing Norgay

Standard Name: Norgay, Tenzing


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Textual Features Jan Morris
The book describes how Morris, fearing despatches might be read (hacked) by journalists from some rival paper, devised a code which would deceive and mislead by implying failure: Advanced Base Abandoned would mean Edmund Hillary


29 May 1953: The summit of Mount Everest, highest mountain...

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29 May 1953

The summit of Mount Everest, highest mountain in the world, was first reached: by the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and the New Zealander Edmund Hillary (who was later knighted).


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