Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary reach the summit of the world's highest mountain.

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay part of a British expeditions became the first mountaineers confirmed to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

On his return home Edmund Hillary described the final stages of the climb,

The last ridge running from the south summit to the top was quite impressive and we realised that there was quite a good deal of hard work entailed in it. However we didn't waste much time because our oxygen was being used all the time.  

This RTÉ report from  a review of 1953 describes how news that the summit of Mount Everest was reported with Edmund Hillary recalling the achievement.