Hillary's reaction

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Hillary's reaction - MY initial feelings on reaching the top of Mt....
MY initial feelings on reaching the top of Mt. Everest were of relief relief that there were no more steps to cut, no more ridges to traverse and no more humps to tantalize us with hopes of success. Despite the knitted helmet, goggles and oxygen mask, all crusted with icicles, that concealed Tenzing's face, there was no disguising his infectious grin of pure delight as he looked all around him. We shook hands and then, casting those Anglo-Saxon formalities aside, Tenzing threw his arms around my shoulders and we thumped each other on the back until forced to stop from lack of breath.

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  1. St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
  2. 21 Jul 1953, Tue,
  3. Page 33

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  • Hillary's reaction

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