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View from the Summit: The Remarkable Memoir by the First Person to Conquer Everest

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andlt;Bandgt;THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE STORY OFandlt;BRandgt; AN ORDINARY MAN WHO BECAME THEandlt;BRandgt; CENTURY'S MOST IMPORTANT EXPLORERandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Adventurers the world over have been inspired by the achievements of Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man ever to set foot on the summit of Mount Everest. In this candid, wry, and vastly entertaining autobiography, Hillary looks back on that 1953 landmark expedition, as well as his remarkable explorations in other exotic locales, from the South Pole to the Ganges. andlt;Iandgt;View From The Summitandlt;/Iandgt; is the compelling life story of a New Zealand country boy who daydreamed of wild adventures; the pioneering climber who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth after scaling the world's tallest peak; and the elder statesman and unlikely diplomat whose groundbreaking program of aid to Nepal continues to this day, paying his debt of worldwide fame to the Himalayan region. andlt;BRandgt; More than four decades after Hillary looked down from Everest's 29,000 feet, his impact is still felt — in our fascination with the perils and triumphs of mountain climbing, and in today's phenomenon of extreme sports. The call to adventure is alive and real on every page of this gripping memoir.

Synopsis:

There is perhaps no modern adventurer more important than Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to summit Everest — and set off a chain-reaction frenzy for climbing the world's largest peak. In this candid, witty, and vastly entertaining autobiography, Hillary discusses the brave journeys that led to knighthood and elder-statesmanship, including Everest, the South Pole, the Ganges, and the Himalayas.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Sir Edmund Hillaryandlt;/Bandgt; was born in 1919 in Auckland, New Zealand, and served in the New Zealand Air Force during World War II. Knighted for his ascent of Mount Everest in 1953, he achieved many more adventuring "firsts" before establishing the Himalayan Trust, an organization devoted to improving the lives of the Himalayan people. He has two surviving children by his first wife, Louise, who died in a plane crash with their third child. He is now married to June, widow of his Antarctic partner Peter Mulgrew. Sir Edmund and Lady Hillary live in Auckland.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

  1. Roar of a Thousand Tigers

  2. A New Pair of Overalls

  3. From Bees to Flying Boats

  4. South of Everest with Shipton

  5. Waiting for Everest

  6. Getting to Camp VII

  7. The Challenge of Makalu

  8. Antarctic Preparations

  9. To Depot

  10. To the Pole and Back

  11. Yetis in Thin Air

  12. Tent-testing, School-building

  13. Family Adventures

  14. Disaster

  15. Mother Ganga

  16. Chairman Emeritus

  17. High Commissioner

  18. Worlds Revisited

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743400671
Author:
Hillary, Edmund
Publisher:
Gallery
Author:
Hillary, Edmund
Author:
Hillary, Sir Edmund
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Mountaineers
Subject:
Everest, mount
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Mountaineering - Ev
Subject:
Hillary, Edmund
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1347548
Series Volume:
82-18
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 4/c and 1 b/w 8-pg inserts
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 14.525 oz

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"Synopsis" by , There is perhaps no modern adventurer more important than Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to summit Everest — and set off a chain-reaction frenzy for climbing the world's largest peak. In this candid, witty, and vastly entertaining autobiography, Hillary discusses the brave journeys that led to knighthood and elder-statesmanship, including Everest, the South Pole, the Ganges, and the Himalayas.
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