The Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal

"for remarkable service in the conservation of culture and nature in mountainous regions"

Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal

"I don't know if I particularly want to be remembered for anything. I have enjoyed great satisfaction from my climb of Everest and my trips to the poles. But there's no doubt, either, that my most worthwhile things have been the building of schools and medical clinics. That has given me more satisfaction than a footprint on a mountain."

Sir Edmund Hillary

May 29, 1953 - May 29, 2013
60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mt. Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay