(It’s been 66 years since the world’s highest point, Mt Everest, was conquered! To mark the feat, The Quint is republishing this article from its archives, originally published on 29 March 2015.)Exactly 66 years ago, at 11:30 am on 29 May, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal become the first mountaineers to scale Mount Everest, which at 8,848 metres above sea level is the highest point on earth.Take a look at some of the rare pictures that illustrate the fascinating journey of the first Everesters and the formidable mountain they conquered. We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.