May 29 - 1953 - Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Summit Mount Everest

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became internationally famous for climbing higher than anyone had before. Although they worked closely together to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the two men had wildly different backgrounds and previous experience before teaming up on an expedition in 1953. Their lives afterward were still quite different, but ran along parallel lines. Their stories are the basis of this episode.

William Floyd