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Top of the world marks its 60th

  On this day in 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay became the first men in history to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Since then, more than 3,000 climbers have gazed at the world from a height of 8,848 metres. And today, 60 years since that very first feat, celebrations are being held across

Wingsuit daredevil jumps off Mt. Everest

  Russia's Valery Rozov flies off the north face of Mount Everest at more than 23,000 feet above sea level to complete the highest base jump on record. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

World's oldest Everest climber is 80

  An 80-year-old Japanese man has become the oldest person to scale Mount Everest. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

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Britain's Prince Philip attends a reception to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the ascent of Mount Everest in London
Britain's Prince Philip attends a reception to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the ascent of Mount Everest in London

Jan Morris, who before her sex-change operation was James Morris, the first reporter to break the news that Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing had conquered Mount Everest, speaks with Prince Philip during a reception to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the ascent of Mount Everest, at the Royal G

60 Years Since Hillary And Norgay Summit Everest
60 Years Since Hillary And Norgay Summit Everest

FILE - MAY 28, 2013: On May 29, 2013, it will be 60 years since Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the Nepal-Tibet border. The pair reached the peak, 29,028 feet up, after an exhausting climb up the southern face. 3rd July

In this image released by mountain guide Adrian Ballinger of Alpenglow Expeditions and taken Saturday, May 18, 2013, climbers navigate the knife-edge ridge just below the Hillary Step on their way to the summit of Mount Everest, in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. Sixty years ago Wednesday,