What did Sir Edmund Hillary do
He is a Newzealander. What is he famous for?
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He was created a 英帝國勳爵士 (KBE) on 七月十六日, 1953年 and was created a member of the Order of New Zealand (ONZ) in 1987. He was created a Knight of the Order of the Garter (KG) on April 23, 1995.
Hillary lost his wife Louise and daughter Belinda in an aircrash in Nepal. He later married June Mulgrew. Hillary's son Peter Hillary is an adventurer and has climbed Everest twice.
He has devoted much of his life to helping the 雪巴民族 (Sherpa people), people of 尼泊爾 through the 喜馬拉雅基金 which he founded and to which he has given much of his time and energy. Through his efforts he has succeeded in building many schools and hospitals in this remote region of the Himalaya. He has stated that he regards this as his most important achievement. He is also the Honorary President of the American Himalayan Foundation, a US non-profit body that also helps improve the ecology and living conditions in the Himalayas. During the mid-1980s, he was also New Zealand's Ambassador to India, where he was in frequent demand as a guest of honor. On one occasion when he was asked about the possibility of the existence of the 雪人 (yeti) or abominable snowman, he expressed his skepticism since he had actually searched the Himalayas for that elusive creature.
To mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Everest, the Nepalese Government conferred honorary citizenship upon Sir Edmund at a special golden jubilee celebration in the capital 加德滿都. Sir Edmund is the first foreign national to receive such an honour from the Nepalese.
Edmund Hillary had been scheduled to act as a commentator on the ill-fated 紐西蘭航空 flight TE901]], but had to pull out due to work commitments elsewhere; he was replaced by his close friend Peter Mulgrew, who perished on the flight.
As of 2005 Hillary lives in quiet retirement in New Zealand.