At 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953, New Zealand beekeeper Edmund Percival Hillary and Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay reach Mount Everest's summit, at some 29,028 feet (8,848 meters).
Photograph by Jodi Cobb
7 of 7
Learn More About Exploration
Who was the first explorer to reach the South Pole? Who conquered the Inca? Test your exploration smarts with this online quiz.
Who was the first person to break the sound barrier? Test your knowledge with the online quiz. Travel back in time to see the major milestones in air exploration in the photo time line.
How deep is the deepest part of the ocean? Test your ocean exploration IQ with the online quiz. Who sailed first, the Vikings or the Phoenicians? Check out the highlights of human sea exploration in this photo time line.
Conquer Your Neck
Introducing the arcitec electric razor.