Photographer: Edmund Hillary
Source: Royal Geographical Society
Edmund Hillary took the photo using a modest and compact Kodak Retina camera loaded with Kodachrome colour film, he kept the camera inside his jacket during the final ascent to keep it from freezing.
Hillary apparently refused a photograph when Tenzing Norgay offered to return the favour.
- 1953-05-29 Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition