Daily Quiz | On the historic ascent of Mount Everest
1 / 8 | It is well known that Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary were the first humans to be on top of the mountain. But who led the historic expedition?
2 / 8 | Tenzing was an accomplished climber, having reached 28,210 feet (8,598 meters) on the Southeast Ridge in 1952 before turning back. But what was the profession of the New Zealander Hillary?
3 / 8 | Who were Tom Bourdillon and Charles Evans?
4 / 8 | What explanation did Hillary later give when asked why there is only the iconic photograph of Tenzing, with his flag-attached axe raised, and none of his own on the summit?
5 / 8 | What offerings did Tenzing and Hillary leave on the summit before starting their descent after spending 15 minutes on the top?
6 / 8 | As the two made their way down, what was Hillary’s legendary greeting to teammate George Lowe?
7 / 8 | There was an ‘informal, gentleman’ pact where the two record-setters agreed not to tell who stepped on the summit first. Later, Tenzing revealed in his autobiography that Hillary had in fact preceded him. Name his autobiography.