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Image number: S0001056

Tenzing Norgay on the Summit of Mount Everest

Artist / photographer: Edmund Hillary
Date: 29 May 1953
Caption: Tenzing Norgay on the summit of Mount Everest at 11.30am on 29th May 1953. Tenzing waves his ice-axe on which are hung the flags of Britain, Nepal, the United Nations and India.

Country: Nepal

Persons shown: Tenzing Norgay

World region: Asia
Event: Mount Everest Expedition 1953
Event category: Everest
Theme category: People & Culture, Travel & Exploration

Image type: Photograph

Keywords: mountaineers, Tibetans, Everest, Himalayas, mountain peak, altitude, climbing gear, FLAGS, Union Jack, historical, adversity, inspiring, strong, success, sherpa, Icon, conquer
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