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%
90%
6%
31
flagSpain
0%
12%
87%
0%
16
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
12%
66%
6%
174
flagthe Netherlands
16%
12%
64%
3%
31
flagGermany
17%
12%
63%
6%
103
flagFrance
0%
21%
63%
15%
19
flagNorway
11%
22%
61%
5%
18
flagPoland
19%
13%
59%
6%
6272
flagthe United States
20%
12%
59%
7%
112
flagSweden
18%
36%
45%
0%
11
flagUnknown
29%
16%
42%
11%
133
flagCanada
47%
15%
36%
0%
19
flagCzech Republic
45%
18%
36%
0%
11
flagRepublic of Ireland
26%
13%
33%
26%
15
flagIndia
60%
14%
21%
0%
28

Gender

men55%
women55%
Hillary
21%
20%
Norgay
14%
15%
it is not known
55%
55%
Reinhold Messner
8%
8%

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