Sursa: "The Guardian"
Sir Edmund Hillary, the beekeeper from Auckland who conquered Mount Everest and went on to become one of the greatest adventurers of the 20th century, has died aged 88.
Hillary, who reached the peak of Everest on May 29 1953, days before the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, only admitted being the first man to reach the top of the world's highest mountain after the death of his climbing companion, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, in 1986.
After scaling the peak, he later told a fellow explorer at base camp: "Well George, we knocked the bastard off."
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