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The summit of Mount Everestthe highest place on Earth. Could it be conquered? Could a climber literally stand on top of the world? No one had ever reached the summit and returned alive. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay wanted to be the first. Not far from the top, before their final hours of climbing, team photographer Alfred Gregory snapped a picture of Hillary and Norgay, with the imposing Himalayas spread out behind them. It was the highest photograph anyone in human history had ever taken. With a click of his camera shutter in May 1953, Gregory opened up a hidden world for the rest of humanity to share.,



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Emma Carlson Berne

Emma Carlson Berne is the author of the YA thrillers NEVER LET YOU GO (Simon & Schuster, 2012) and STILL WATERS (Simon & Schuster, 2011) ,as well as HARD TO GET, a YA romantic comedy. She lives in Cincinnati. You can visit Emma's web site at www.emmacarlsonberne.com, follow her on Twitter @emmacberne, or visit Emma Carlson Berne Books on Facebook.



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