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SEP 06, 2013 - The Guardian

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Mount Everest: Hillary and Tenzing to have peaks named after them

Nepal officials intend to christen unnamed peaks as high as 7,916m high after first conquerors of world's highest mountainNepal is set to name two Himalayan peaks after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the men who first climbed Mount Everest 60 years ago.Hillary, a New Zealander, and Tenzing, who grew up in the valleys around the 8,850-metre (29,035-foot) peak, reached the top of the world's highest mountain on 29 May 1953 as part of a British expedition.A government panel has now recommended that two unnamed mountains be called Hillary Peak and Tenzing Peak "to honour their ... Read More

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