Seventy years ago on 29 May 1953 at 11.30 am, Hillary and Tenzing created world history as the first climbers to hoist the flag on the top of Mount Everest. On this occasion, Tenzing’s son Jamling and Edmund Hillary’s son Peter will jointly inaugurate statues of their fathers and release coins at the Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, Nepal, in their memory. A combination of strength, organization, tenacity, experience, luck and determination was the key to their success. As members of the British Mount Everest Expedition, Hillary and Tenzing broke altitude and endurance barriers beyond the known limits of human physical ability by climbing, with that final summit step, to the highest point on Earth. This Mount Everest expedition was organized under the guidence of John Hunt.