Sir Edmund Hillary signs a book

Sir Edmund Hillary talks with a visitor at a book signing event at Stanford's in Covent Garden. This was in London, England, on June 3, 2003. That was almost exactly 50 years after he and Tenzing Norgay became the first humans to reach the top the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest, on May 29, 1953. The book, titled View from the Summit, was a memoir by Hillary of the climb and its aftermath.

See our biography of Sir Edmund Hillary