60 years since first climb up Mount Everest

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Today marks 60 years since two men, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, became the first people to conquer the world's highest mountain.

In 1953, climbing Everest was seen as a death-defying feat and the pair became worldwide celebrities.

From the oldest man to reach to top, to an explorer who carried an Olympic medal to the summit, over 3,000 people have climbed the mountain since then.

Mount Everest in the Himalayas is nearly 9,000 metres high.

Check out Newsround's guide to climbing the world's highest mountain.

And you can also learn plenty more with our amazing facts about Mount Everest .