publication date: Monday, November 7, 2016 (part of Fall 2016)

category: Exploration

clue: He was the first climber to top Mount Everest, not the Sherpa mountaineer who accompanied him.

difficulty: easy

do-over: This was a "do-over" goo, inspired by incorrect guesses for a previous goo.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, and Jesse King

trivia: This goo was inspired by incorrect guesses for a previous goo of Tenzing Norgay, the mountaineer who climbed Everest with Hillary. Despite both of them climbing together, Hillary historically gets the credit for the climb as leader of the expedition. The wording of the clue echoes that of a previous goo of Hillary.


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Happy birthday!

Steve West turns 58 today.