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Sir Edmund Hillary
1919 -

Beekeeper, adventurer, environmentalist. Hillary is best remembered as the first person (with his guide Tenzing Norgay) to reach the summit of Mount Everest (1953). He later led expeditions to the South Pole and one along the length of the Ganges River in Nepal, before settling in Nepal to organize humanitarian and environmental projects to assist its people. Author of Nothing Venture, Nothing Win (1975) and co-author of The Conquest of Everest (1954)

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.