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    SLATE INFORMATION: Everest Heroes Arrive

    INDIA: New Delhi:
    B/W throughout
    Dr Prasad (President of India) presenting medal to Sir Edmund Hillary / Sherpa Tensing Norgay escorted by aides / Prasad presenting medal to Tensing / Onlookers / Tensing and Hillary with medals / Hillary with Colonel John Hunt

    ENGLAND: London: London Airport:
    Colonel John Hunt down steps of plane, followed by Tensing / Hunt greeted at bottom of steps / Crowd applauding / Hunt holding ice axe aloft / Photographers / Expedition team along tarmac / Crowd waving, Pugh's daughter running out / Pugh kissing his daughter

    Tensing posing with his family / Hillary

    Climbers and distinguished guests in V.I.P. room / Press seated / Hunt., Hillary and Tensing
    Edmund Hillary press conference SOT
    - Tensing and I have been climbing together and good deal and I think we have become a fairly happy pair and this was just one example how a pair roped together are a unit, and how one is always protecting the other
    - I was leading down the ice column and when I was crossing a crevice when a large lump of ice gave way / I set off down the crevice / Tensing who was following made the rope right in a very short time and pulled me up so I didn't go very far

    Sherpa Tensing Norgay being questioned in his native language, off stage man replies 'He is very happy', laughter SOT

    Features: Sir Edmund Percival Hillary (b. 1919), Tenzing Norgay (1914-1986), (Henry Cecil) John Hunt, Baron Hunt of Llanvair Waterdine (b. 1910)

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