Summary: last surviving member of the team that made the first successful ascent of Mount Everest whom he and his friend Sir Edmund Hillary (d. 2008) were the only New Zealanders on the 1953 British-led attempt to climb the world's highest peak.
Cause of Death: After a brief illness
Born: January 15, 1924
Died: March 20, 2013
Location: Ripley, England