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New Zealand Feature Life and death on Everest

New Zealand Feature Life and death on Everest

This months issue of National Geographic features Sir Edmund Hillary recalling 50 years on top of the world!

The world hasn’t been the same since New Zealand’s own Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay stepped onto Mount Everest’s snowy peak on May 29, 1953. More than 1,000 climbers have followed them to the summit while nearly 200 others have perished in the attempt read this months issue of National Geographic for the full story.

PLUS

Not your average hero: Why a bee keeper from New Zealand was the right man for the job.

Altitude and the death zone: Why the human body shuts down above 26,000 feet.

Sir Edmund Hillary remembers: Which accomplishment gives him the greatest pride? Surprise: It’s not the climb.

Everest’s Greatest Hits: An illustrated history spanning 150 years of mountain milestones.

PLUS A FREE MAP SUPPLEMENT OF MT EVEREST!

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