When 33-year-old Sir Edmund Hillary reached the top of the world in 1953, he became a legend.
It was 60 years ago today that he announced to that he and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay had successfully climbed Mt Everest.
Sarah Hillary's godmother, Alison Frye, describes what it was like for family to hear the remarkable news.
"We were absolutely gobsmacked really," she says. "My mother quickly rustled up a double batch of scones… and we all got bundled into the car and to the Edmund family residence".
"The enthusiasm of the crowd when they arrived back… you had to be in with it to experience it".
Watch the video to see the Ms Frye's full interview with 3 News reporter Adam Hollingworth.
source: newshub archive