Kathmandu, Nepal - Kingdom of
SIR EDMUND HILLARY AND HIS WIFE JUNE WAIT TO MEET NEPALI KING GYANENDRA
Sir Edmund Hillary, 83, and his wife June wait to meet Nepali King
Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev at the Birendra International Convention
Centre in Kathmandu May 29, 2003. Nepal celebrates on Thursday the 50th
anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest. New Zealand beekeeper
Hillary and Nepali sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first people to
reach the top of the 29,035 foot mountain on May 29, 1953.