The name Hillary is synonymous with exploration and Himalayan mountaineering. Peter Hillary has been on 50 mountaineering expeditions around the world, including five to the top of the world—Mount Everest. Peter has also completed the elusive holy grail for most climbers, reaching the “seven summits” (the highest mountain on each continent). Peter chairs the Himalayan Trust, a nonprofit organization his father founded, to provide health, environment, and education services for the people in the Himalayas. Together with the local people of Nepal, the trust has funded and built 42 schools and hospitals at the foot of Mount Everest and runs educational programs in 80 schools.