Orientation: Edmund Hillary was born in New Zealand, Auckland, 1919, July 20th. He and his partner Tenzing Norgay were the first to reach the summit of mount everest.
Paragraph 1: Sir Ed had a rather lonely and sad life as a child. He was a shy and studious child he loved to work. But in his teenage years on his trip to mount ruapehu he found his love for climbing and he treasured the gift he had. Hillary’s first major climb was at the age of twenty and the mountain that he climbed was mount Ollivier. it was in the southern alps. like I said earlier he likes to study, some of the subjects that he liked were maths and science. he also joined the New Zealand air force during world war ll and suffered a serious burn in a boat accident.
Paragraph 2: Still he was determined to be the first to climb Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain that no one has ever conquered, in 1953 John Hunt led the ninth British expedition to Everest. successfully, the team carved a route South Col and the Khumbu Icefall. after that Hunt’s them was exhausted and turned back and that gave Hillary the chance to conquer the mountain. So Hillary and his partner, Tenzing Norgay, who carried extra oxygen, were the first to summit the 29,029-foot peak on May 29, 1953, at 11:30 am.
Paragraph 3: Hillary and Tenzing Norgay stayed up there for about 15 minutes. they took a few pictures and Norgay dug a hole and filled it with sweets while Hillary buried a crucifix.The conquest of Everest was announced on the eve of Elizabeth coronation, and the new queen knighted Hillary when he returned to Britain.