Sir Edmund Percival Hillary July 1919 – 11 January New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest.
Bill ✔️ New Zealand Scene. A road sign near National Park, (on the way to Mt Ruapehu - Central North Island ski-area) for many years has had the skis graffitied onto the Kiwi symbol. There are Kiwis in the forest, so the sign is real.