Hillary, Sir Edmund

 (1919–2008) New Zealand explorer and mountaineer, first person to scale Everest (1953).

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  • Hillary, Sir Edmund — ▪ New Zealander explorer in full  Edmund Percival Hillary  born July 20, 1919, Auckland, N.Z. died Jan. 11, 2008, Auckland  New Zealand mountain climber (mountaineering) and Antarctic explorer who, with the Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, was… …   Universalium

  • Hillary, Sir Edmund (Percival) — born July 20, 1919, Auckland, N.Z. New Zealand mountain climber and explorer. Hillary was a professional beekeeper but enjoyed climbing in the New Zealand Alps. In 1951 he joined a New Zealand party to the central Himalayas and then went on to… …   Universalium

  • Hillary, Sir Edmund (Percival) — (n. 20 jul. 1919, Auckland, Nueva Zelanda). Montañista y explorador neozelandés. Hillary era apicultor profesional, pero disfrutaba del montañismo en los Alpes neozelandeses. En 1951 integró una expedición de su país a los Himalaya centrales, y… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Hillary,Sir Edmund Percival — Hil·la·ry (hĭlʹə rē), Sir Edmund Percival. Born 1919. New Zealand mountaineer and explorer who in 1953 with a Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay, first attained the summit of Mount Everest. * * * …   Universalium

  • Hillary, Sir Edmund Percival — ▪ 2009       New Zealand explorer born July 20, 1919, Auckland, N.Z. died Jan. 11, 2008, Auckland galvanized the world when, on May 29, 1953, he and Tibetan mountaineer Tenzing Norgay were the first to reach the summit of Mt. Everest (8,850 m [29 …   Universalium

  • Sir Edmund Hillary — noun New Zealand mountaineer who in 1953 first attained the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (born in 1919) • Syn: ↑Hillary, ↑Edmund Hillary, ↑Sir Edmund Percival Hillary • Instance Hypernyms: ↑mountaineer, ↑mountain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sir Edmund Percival Hillary — noun New Zealand mountaineer who in 1953 first attained the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (born in 1919) • Syn: ↑Hillary, ↑Edmund Hillary, ↑Sir Edmund Hillary • Instance Hypernyms: ↑mountaineer, ↑mountain climber …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sir Edmund Hillary — Edmund Hillary in Warschau, 17. Juni 2004 Edmund Hillary 1957 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate — Infobox NZ school name = Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate badge = motto = Towards Far Horizons type = State co ed secondary (Year 9 15), intermediate and contributing established = address = 2 Franklyne Road, Otara principal = associate principal =… …   Wikipedia

  • Edmund Percival Hillary — Edmund Hillary Sir Edmund Percival Hillary Edmund Hillary à Varsovie, 2004 Naissance 20  …   Wikipédia en Français

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