Adventure - Everest behind them: Edmurd Percival Hillary and Sherpa Tensing Norkey Bhotia return from Conquest - Thyangboche1953
These pictures of the British expedition which conquered Everest were taken at the Thyangboche Monastery in the Nepalese Himalayas as the party returned after their successful attempt on the 29,002 ft. mountain, and reached London today (Saturday). Among the climbers feted by the monks were Edmurd Percival Hillary, 33 year old beekeeper from Auckland, New Zealand, and Sherpa Tensing Norkey Bhotia, 39 year old Nepalese, who made the final assault on the peak in the first men ever to set foot on the summit. Hillary has been appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the british Empire, Tensing has been awarded the Geroge Medal. Colonel John Hunt, leader of the expedition, also receives a knighthood. Picture shows: Sherpa Tensing (left) and Edmund Hillary at the expedition's camp below Thyangboche on their return from Everest. Behind them is Everest itself the actual summit appears as a pyramid over the vast mass of the Nuptse face which hides the western cum and South cum.