Stiles printers. While there he called for the British government to contribute to the upkeep of Scott's and Shackleton's huts. Public recognition
Hillary was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) on 6 June 1953; member of the Order of New Zealand (ONZ) in 1987; and Knight of the Order of the Garter (KG) on 22 April 1995.
Hillary was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. As part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition he reached the South Pole overland in 1958.