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."

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Hillary
Norgay
it is not known
Reinhold Messner
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flagItaly
5%
0%
90%
5%
20
flagSpain
0%
16%
83%
0%
12
flagGermany
18%
12%
65%
4%
75
flagthe United Kingdom
14%
14%
62%
6%
123
flagthe United States
21%
10%
60%
6%
87
flagFrance
0%
20%
60%
20%
10
flagNorway
11%
23%
58%
5%
17
flagPoland
20%
14%
57%
6%
4779
flagUU
27%
18%
54%
0%
11
flagthe Netherlands
22%
22%
50%
5%
18
flagCanada
53%
13%
33%
0%
15
flagIndia
62%
12%
25%
0%
24

Gender

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

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