New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepali Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first climbers to summit of Mt Everest in 1953. (Photo from Wikipedia)

New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepali Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first climbers to summit of Mt Everest in 1953. (Photo from Wikipedia)

New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepali Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first climbers to summit of Mt Everest in 1953. (Photo from Wikipedia)

Alex Stonehill

Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.

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