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Edmund Hillary. Conquest of Mount Everest. May 29th, 1953. Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay are the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Where is Mount Everest?. It is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet

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Edmund Hillary

Conquest of Mount Everest


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May 29th, 1953

Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay are the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest


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Where is Mount Everest?

  • It is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet

  • The mountain is part of the Himalaya Range in Asia



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Edmund Hillary

He was born in Auckland, New Zealand on 20th

of July 1919, so he was 33 when he climbed Everest.



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New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean




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At the top of the world

  • They reached the summit at 11:30 am

  • Hillary took Tenzing’s photo, but Tenzing didn’t know how to use a camera, so there is no photo of Hillary in the summit


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What did they do in the summit?

  • Tenzing left chocolates in the snow as an offering

  • Hillary left a cross

  • They spent 15 minutes at the summit


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After Everest

  • Hillary also went to the Antarctica (South Pole) in 1958, and later, to the North Pole

  • He died in 2008, at the age of 88


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ACTIVITIES

  • Choose the correct option:

  • Where was Hillary born?

    a) Australia

    b) New Zealand

    c) Himalayas


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ACTIVITIES

2. Which is the flag of New Zealand?


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ACTIVITIES

Answer:

3. In which continent is Mount Everest?

a) Europe

b) America

c) Asia


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ACTIVITIES

4. How high is Mount Everest?

a) 8,200 metres

b) 8,585 metres

c) 8,848 metres

5. What did he do in the summit?

a) He left some chocolates

b) He left a cross

c) He left a photograph


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EXTRA ACTIVITY

  • Visit this website and put the mountains in order of height:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest_mountains

  • K2

  • LHOTSE

  • CHO OYU

  • KANGCHENJUNGA

  • MAKALU

  • EVEREST

  • DHAULAGIRI