At 11.30am on 29 May 1953 New Zealand mountaineer and explorer Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008) and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay (1914-1986) reached the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the first confirmed mountaineers to successfully climb to the top. ... Seville, who reached the summit on 22 May 2000. Exactly 17 years later mountain athlete, Kílian Jornet Burgada from Sabadell, completed the first of two ascents in five days. Jornet is said to have used no ropes, oxygen or sherpas as he climbed the north ... face of Everest, taking him 26 hours from base camp. Just five days later, on 27 May 2017, the mountaineer reached the summit again, this time in 17 hours from Advance Base Camp.