By Sir Edmund Hillary Episode 1 At 11.30am on May 29th 1953, Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tanzing became the first men to reach the top of Everest.
This is Hillary's first hand account.
The Swiss have failed to get to the top of Everest, leaving the way clear for the British team to have a crack.
3: Oxygen is low but the 1953 British Everest expedition is pushing on to the highest point on land man has ever reached.
At 28,000 feet, Hillary and Tenzing make the final push for the summit of Everest.
By Sir Edmund Hillary Episode 5 With Everest conquered, Hillary and Tenzing have to get down before the oxygen runs out.