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
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flagItaly
3%
0%
88%
7%
27
flagSpain
0%
14%
85%
0%
14
flagGermany
16%
12%
64%
6%
97
flagFrance
0%
14%
64%
21%
14
flagthe United Kingdom
14%
13%
63%
6%
146
flagthe United States
21%
12%
61%
6%
100
flagthe Netherlands
18%
18%
59%
4%
22
flagPoland
20%
14%
58%
6%
5388
flagNorway
11%
23%
58%
5%
17
flagUnknown
25%
19%
51%
3%
31
flagSweden
20%
40%
40%
0%
10
flagCzech Republic
45%
18%
36%
0%
11
flagCanada
56%
12%
31%
0%
16
flagRepublic of Ireland
30%
20%
30%
20%
10
flagIndia
61%
15%
23%
0%
26

Gender

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

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