Edmund Hillary: A Biography

Edmund Hillary: A Biography

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Edmund Hillary A Biography is the story of the New Zealand beekeeper who climbed Mount Everest. A man who against expedition orders drove his tractor to the South Pole; a man honoured around the world for his pioneering climbs yet who collapsed on more than one occasion on a mountain, and a man who gave so much to Nepal yet lost his family to its mountains. The author, Michael Gill, was a close friend of Hillary s for nearly 50 years, accompanying him on many expeditions and becoming heavily involved in Hillary s aid work building schools and hospitals in the Himalaya. During the writing of this book, Gill was granted access to a large archive of private papers and photos that were deposited in the Auckland museum after Hillary s death in 2008. Building on this unpublished material, as well as his extensive personal experience, Michael Gill profiles a man whose life was shaped by both triumph and tragedy.
  • Stock No
  • 11548
  • EAN/ISBN
  • 9781839810251
  • Author
  • Michael Gill
  • Format
  • PB
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