Sir Edmund Hillary.
Nepal will honour the men who first conquered Mt Everest
by naming two Himalayan peaks after Sir Edmund Hillary and his
climbing partner, Tenzing Norgay.
The two were the first to make it to the top of the world's
highest mountain in May 1953.
A Nepalese government panel has recommended two unnamed
mountains be called Hillary Peak and Tenzing Peak, the
panel's head Ang Tshering Sherpa told Reuters on Friday.
"This is to honour their contribution to mountaineering in
Nepal," he said.
The two peaks - Hillary's at 7681m and Tenzing's at 7916m -
have never been climbed, but are expected to be opened to
climbers in March.