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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flagFinland
0%
0%
100%
0%
10
flagItaly
3%
0%
89%
6%
29
flagSpain
0%
12%
87%
0%
16
flagFrance
0%
11%
70%
17%
17
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
12%
66%
6%
162
flagGermany
17%
13%
63%
6%
99
flagthe United States
19%
12%
61%
6%
107
flagthe Netherlands
19%
15%
61%
3%
26
flagPoland
19%
13%
59%
6%
5768
flagNorway
11%
23%
58%
5%
17
flagUnknown
30%
15%
52%
2%
40
flagSweden
18%
36%
45%
0%
11
flagCzech Republic
45%
18%
36%
0%
11
flagCanada
52%
11%
35%
0%
17
flagRepublic of Ireland
27%
18%
27%
27%
11
flagIndia
60%
14%
21%
0%
28

Gender

men57%
women55%
Hillary
20%
20%
Norgay
14%
15%
it is not known
57%
55%
Reinhold Messner
7%
8%

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