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Edmund Hillary

July 20, 1919 - Auckland, N.Z. / January 11, 2008 - Auckland, N.Z.

Simply by being half of the first-ascent party of Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary has become perhaps the most famous mountaineer of all time.

Hillary climbed many major summits in New Zealand in the 1940s, culminating in the first ascent of Mount Cook's south ridge in 1948. He also climbed a bit in the Swiss Alps. In 1951 he went to India on a shoestring expedition to Mukut Parbat in the Garwhal Himalaya and did not summit, but afterwards was invited on an Everest reconaissance led by Eric Shipton. That led to a spot on Shipton's Cho Oyu expedition the next year, and finally the famous Everest climb of 1953.

Hillary's ascent list shows that he is not a peakbagger at all. Since Everest, he has not climbed many significant peaks. The highlights of his post-Everest career include: leading the third party to ever reach the South Pole overland, reaching it on 1958-01-04 by tractor; helping build schools in the Himalaya region through tireless charity work; and serving as New Zealand's ambassador to India.


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List# Done% Complete
Hemisphere High Points150
Quadrant High Points125
New Zealand 3000-meter Peaks321.4
New Zealand Region High Points317.6
Real (Toughest) Seven Summits114.3
Seven Summits - Continental Landmass High Points114.3
The Seven Summits114.3
Octant High Points112.5
Europe 4500-meter Peaks29.1
Alpine 4000-meter Peaks48
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-mLocationAscent Date
Mount Everest8848China/Nepal1953-05-29
Liskamm4527Italy/Switz1950 e
Weisshorn4506Switz1950 f
Aletschhorn4193Switz1950 d
Jungfrau4158Switz1950 b
Mount Cook3724New Zealand1947 c
Malte Brun3199New Zealand1946 b
Mount Elie de Beaumont3109New Zealand1951-01
Magellan3049New Zealand1954
Tapuae-o-Uenuku2885New Zealand1944 a
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-mLocationAscent Date
Mount Everest8848China/Nepal1953-05-29
Mount Cook3724New Zealand1947 c
Mount Taranaki2308New Zealand1944 b
Tapuae-o-Uenuku2022New Zealand1944 a
Weisshorn1235Switz1950 f
Aletschhorn1015Switz1950 d
Malte Brun780New Zealand1946 b
Jungfrau687Switz1950 b
Mount Elie de Beaumont648New Zealand1951-01
Mount Sealy635New Zealand1946 a
P-Index: 14    Link to Peak List sorted by prominence
I-Index: 8    Link to Peak List sorted by isolation
E-Index: 12    Link to Peak List sorted by elevation


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