Sir Edmund Hillary
Sir Edmund Hillary was born in Auckland New Zealand in July 1919. He was a famous mountaineer in New Zealand. In 1953 he went Nepal and set up base camp on the bottom of Mt Everest. Him and several other mountaineers with their Sherpa's, Sir Ed's Sherpa was Tenzing. They set out on 28th of May, their Sherpa's carried 15KG packs to the summit of Mt Everest.
They only spent 15 minutes on the top. Once at the bottom the Queen gave him the coronation medal and knighted him.
Hillary climbed 10 other peaks in the Himalayas and reached the south pole on a trans-antarctic expedition his group was the first to reach the pole using motor vehicles.
In 2008 he died at the age of 88