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Mount Everest Expedition 1953
Southeast ridge
Above: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on the Southeast Ridge about to leave the South Col to establish Camp IX below the South Summit of Mount Everest.
Photo: Alfred Gregory, May 28, 1953
 
Right: Taken at 12.45 p.m., this photo shows the footprints left by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary on their descent of the summit ridge of Everest after successfully reaching the summit.
Photo: Edmund Hillary, May 29, 1953
Descent