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Events from History: 29 May 1953

On May 29th, 1953, history was made atop the world. After decades of failed attempts and unimaginable hardship, Edmund Hillary, a mountaineer from New Zealand, and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa from Nepal, became the first confirmed climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Their ascent, achieved as part of a British expedition, marked a crowning achievement in human exploration and a testament to human perseverance. The news of their success, relayed by radio to a world eagerly waiting, sparked global celebration. The conquest of Everest pushed the boundaries of physical endurance and ushered in a new era of high-altitude mountaineering.

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