Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to climb Mt Everest. But which of them was the first to step on the summit?

Hillary
Norgay
it is not known
Reinhold Messner
After the success, jour­nal­ists were per­sis­tent­ly re­peat­ing the question which of the two men had the right to the glory of being the first one, and who was merely the second, the fol­low­er. Colonel Hunt, the ex­pe­di­tion leader, de­clared, "They reached it to­geth­er, as a team."

Answers distribution

Hillary
Norgay
it is not known
Reinhold Messner
answers
flagFinland
0%
0%
100%
0%
11
flagLithuania
8%
0%
91%
0%
12
flagItaly
2%
0%
88%
8%
36
flagSpain
0%
11%
88%
0%
17
flagSwitzerland
6%
6%
86%
0%
15
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
8%
83%
8%
12
flagAustria
9%
18%
72%
0%
11
flagthe Netherlands
15%
9%
70%
2%
44
flagthe United Kingdom
15%
11%
66%
5%
221
flagGermany
16%
12%
63%
7%
136
flagSweden
10%
21%
63%
5%
19
flagPoland
19%
13%
59%
6%
8556
flagthe United States
22%
12%
58%
6%
130
flagFrance
8%
20%
58%
12%
24
flagNorway
13%
27%
50%
9%
22
flagUnknown
28%
18%
39%
12%
290
flagIndia
48%
10%
36%
0%
47
flagRepublic of Ireland
26%
10%
36%
26%
19
flagCzech Republic
45%
18%
36%
0%
11
flagCanada
50%
15%
35%
0%
20

Gender

men53%
women55%
Hillary
21%
19%
Norgay
15%
15%
it is not known
53%
55%
Reinhold Messner
9%
8%

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