"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves"

60 years ago, at 11:30 am on this day, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa achieved the impossible by reaching the summit of Mount Everest.

Here's a nice interactive graphic on that 1953 climb from The Telegraph. Check it out - the diary is fascinating.

For a fantastic archive of the photos from that expedition such as the one above, check out Everest60.com. Most are available to purchase.

By the way, there's no picture of Edmund on the summit. Maybe this tweet from @everest53 explains it. (Oh, you have to imagine what Hilary would have written if he had Twitter...)