Kazunori Takada

Kazunori Takada

Kazunori Takada

 

Everest conqueror Edmund Hillary dies

Kazunori Takada

New Zealand's Edmund Hillary, who along with Nepal's Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first to conquer Mount Everest, died in hospital on Friday. He was 88. New Zealand flags flew at half mast at Scott Base in Antarctica on Friday, mourning the loss of one of the greatest adventurers of the 20th century.