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%
32
flagSpain
0%
11%
88%
0%
17
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
9%
81%
9%
11
flagthe Netherlands
15%
10%
70%
2%
40
flagthe United Kingdom
14%
11%
65%
6%
185
flagGermany
16%
12%
63%
7%
119
flagFrance
5%
20%
60%
15%
20
flagPoland
19%
13%
58%
7%
7400
flagthe United States
21%
12%
58%
7%
120
flagNorway
15%
25%
55%
5%
20
flagSweden
14%
28%
50%
7%
14
flagUnknown
27%
18%
40%
13%
261
flagCanada
47%
15%
36%
0%
19
flagCzech Republic
45%
18%
36%
0%
11
flagRepublic of Ireland
26%
13%
33%
26%
15
flagIndia
59%
15%
21%
0%
32

Gender

men53%
women55%
Hillary
21%
20%
Norgay
15%
15%
it is not known
53%
55%
Reinhold Messner
9%
8%

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