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.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2007