Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to climb Mt Everest. But which of them was the first to step on the summit?

Hillary
Norgay
it is not known
Reinhold Messner
After the success, jour­nal­ists were per­sis­tent­ly re­peat­ing the question which of the two men had the right to the glory of being the first one, and who was merely the second, the fol­low­er. Colonel Hunt, the ex­pe­di­tion leader, de­clared, "They reached it to­geth­er, as a team."

Answers distribution

Hillary
Norgay
it is not known
Reinhold Messner
answers
flagItaly
4%
0%
86%
9%
22
flagSpain
0%
16%
83%
0%
12
flagGermany
17%
11%
65%
5%
94
flagthe United Kingdom
14%
13%
64%
6%
139
flagFrance
0%
14%
64%
21%
14
flagthe United States
22%
10%
60%
6%
88
flagPoland
20%
14%
58%
6%
5092
flagNorway
11%
23%
58%
5%
17
flagthe Netherlands
20%
20%
55%
5%
20
flagUnknown
24%
20%
52%
4%
25
flagCanada
53%
13%
33%
0%
15
flagIndia
64%
12%
24%
0%
25

Gender

men56%
women54%
Hillary
20%
21%
Norgay
15%
16%
it is not known
56%
54%
Reinhold Messner
7%
8%

Language versions

question
answers
results
flag
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to climb Mt Everest. But which of them was the first to step on the summit?
147
42%

Details

Author: Daisuke Kodama
tools
Should this question be improved? Improve it.
Globalquiz questions are translated by users for other users. Translate this question.