Mount Everest Expedition 1953
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