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Qomolangma Museum receives rare gifts from New Zealand late famous mountaineer
14:06, April 30, 2009  


Peter Hillary (R) visits the Mt. Qomolangma Museum, photo from Xinhua.



Peter Hillary (L) presents the rock piton which his father has used for climbing the Mt. Qomolangma 56 years ago, to Nyima Tsering, head of the museum, photo from Xinhua.



Peter is telling about his father's mountaineering story, photo from Xinhua.



Nyima Tsering, head of the museum, presents the Hada scarf to Peter, photo from Xinhua.


Peter, son of the New Zealand's Sir Edmund Hillary as well as the noted mountaineer, on April 29 donated a rock piton which his father has used for climbing the Mt. Qomolangma 56 years ago, and a book on his father's mountaineering story, to the Mt. Qomolangma Museum.

Edmund Hillary is a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer. On May 29, 1953, he and Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Source:China Tibet Information Center

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