Sir Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary

An Extraordinary Life : the Authorised Biography

Book - 2006
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60 years ago New Zealand's greatest adventurer Edmund Hillary made world history with his ascent of Mt Everest. This intimate and inspiring book tells the full story of Sir Edmund Hillary's extraordinary life, from his expeditions to remote corners of the world to his humanitarian activities serving the Sherpa people. Drawing on Sir Ed's personal archives, it is a portrait of a revered yet modest man who lived life to the full - surviving personal tragedies as well as achieving historic triumphs, earning worldwide fame and displaying tireless philanthropy. Ranging from the roof of the world to the frozen extremes of the South Pole, Sir Edmund Hillary- An Extraordinary Life is a fitting and revealing tribute to a great man.
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin, 2006.
ISBN: 9780143006466
Branch Call Number: 796.522092 H649j2
Characteristics: 419 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 20 cm.
Alternative Title: Extraordinary life


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