Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, 22 June 1953.

 
Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, 22 June 1953.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

Photograph showing Hillary (1919-) and Tenzing (1914-1986), after receiving awards from King Tribhuvana of Nepal at a ceremony in Kathmandu in honour of their succesful conquest of Everest on 29 May 1953. Tenzing was presented with the Nepal Tara (Nepal Star) First Clas, and Hillary received the Gorkha Dakshina Bahu (Mighty Right Arm of the Gurkhas) First Clas.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10250159

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