Sir Edmund Hillary

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Sir Edmund Hillary

An Extraordinary Life

By: Alexa Johnston

Born and raised in a quiet country town in New Zealand, Edmund Hillary was a shy, unassuming schoolboy with a seemingly unremarkable career ahead of him. As a young man he discovered a love of mountaineering; it was a hobby that turned him into a legend of the 20th century.

Over 50 years after his memorable ascent of Everest, this 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 his personal archives, it is an intimate but inspiring portrait of a revered yet modest man who has 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.


    Edition Number: 1
    Published: 1st October 2007
    ISBN: 9780143006466
    Number Of Pages: 432
    For Ages: 18+ years old
    Format: Paperback