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Prince Philip's hospital stay ends

LONDON, April 6 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Philip was released from a London hospital where he was being treated for a chest infection, Buckingham Palace said Sunday.

Prince Philip remains in hospital

LONDON, April 5 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Philip, laid low by a chest infection, remains hospitalized in London as a precautionary measure, royal officials say.

Prince Philip hospitalized

LONDON, April 4 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Philip is hospitalized with a chest infection, Buckingham Palace said Friday.

Edmund Hillary's cremains scattered at sea

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- The ashes of Sir Edmund Hillary were scattered at sea in the Hauraki Gulf in Auckland, New Zealand, according to the adventurer's wishes, his family said.

Airport to be named after Everest climbers

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Lukla, the airstrip near the foot of Mount Everest, is to be named after the first conquerors of the world's tallest peak in Nepal's Himalayan range.

Atlantic Eye: Kiwis, cows and kangaroos

LONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- New Zealanders are informal, generous and pioneering, a spirit embodied by Edmund Hillary.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

Royal family no-shows at Hillary funeral

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- No member of the British royal family plans to attend the state funeral in New Zealand for Sir Edmund Hillary, the first climber to scale Mount Everest.

Hillary wanted Everest to be protected

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- New Zealand adventurer Sir Edmund Hillary wanted the site of his greatest conquest, Mount Everest, protected from climate change, it was reported Saturday.

Hillary's death marked in online auctions

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The death of Sir Edmund Hillary, the most famous New Zealander ever, has been marked by the appearance of memorabilia in online auction sites.

Sir Edmund Hillary to have state funeral

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A state funeral will be held for Sir Edmund Hillary, the New Zealander who gained international fame by being the first to climb Mount Everest.

'Colossus' Edmund Hillary dies

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Edmund Hillary, who climbed to international fame as a member of the first climbing party to scale Mount Everest, died Thursday in New Zealand at age 88.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, July 20, 2007.

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Climbers re-create 1924 Mount Everest trek

KATHMANDU, Nepal, June 4 (UPI) -- An international team of mountain climbers is re-creating a climb that claimed two noted adventurers on Mount Everest on the Nepal-China border in 1924.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, May 29, 2007.
By United Press International
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Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, KG, ONZ, KBE (20 July 1919 – 11 January 2008), was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953 at the age of 33, he and Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest – see Timeline of climbing Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt. He was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

Hillary became interested in mountaineering while in secondary school, making his first major climb in 1939, reaching the summit of Mount Ollivier. He served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force as a navigator during World War II. Before the successful expedition in 1953 to Everest, he had been part of a reconnaissance expedition to the mountain in 1951 and an unsuccessful attempt to climb Cho Oyu in 1952. As part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition he reached the South Pole overland in 1958. He would later also travel to the North Pole.

Following his ascent of Everest he devoted much of his life to helping the Sherpa people of Nepal through the Himalayan Trust, which he founded. Through his efforts many schools and hospitals were built in this remote region of Nepal.

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