The Hillary Step is, or possibly was, a nearly vertical rock face with a height of around 12 metres located very high on Mount Everest at approximately 8,790 metres above sea level, near the summit. It is located on the southeast ridge, halfway between the "South Summit" and the …
A wider view of the previous picture, looking up along the southern ridge line. The face of the step is visible with two climbers on it. The face in shadow on the left is the South-West face, and in the light to the right is the top of the East/Kangshung face.
In this pre-2015 view of Mt. Everest, the high point is the summit; to the right of the summit, the southeast ridge slopes down to the Hillary Step, and then rises up to the South Summit. This is looking at the Step from the West looking east to its side
The Hillary Step on the ridge leading up to the summit (2010 photo)