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
answers
flagFinland
0%
0%
100%
0%
10
flagLithuania
8%
0%
91%
0%
12
flagItaly
2%
0%
88%
8%
35
flagSpain
0%
11%
88%
0%
17
flagSwitzerland
6%
6%
86%
0%
15
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
9%
81%
9%
11
flagAustria
9%
18%
72%
0%
11
flagthe Netherlands
16%
9%
69%
2%
42
flagthe United Kingdom
14%
12%
65%
6%
194
flagGermany
16%
12%
62%
8%
124
flagSweden
11%
22%
61%
5%
18
flagFrance
5%
20%
60%
15%
20
flagthe United States
22%
11%
59%
7%
127
flagPoland
19%
13%
58%
6%
7756
flagNorway
14%
23%
52%
9%
21
flagUnknown
27%
18%
40%
12%
275
flagCanada
47%
15%
36%
0%
19
flagCzech Republic
45%
18%
36%
0%
11
flagIndia
50%
10%
34%
0%
46
flagRepublic of Ireland
29%
11%
29%
29%
17

Gender

men53%
women55%
Hillary
21%
19%
Norgay
15%
15%
it is not known
53%
55%
Reinhold Messner
9%
8%

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