Edmund Hillary: The Life of a Legend

Author(s): Pat Booth

Tramping & Mountaineering | SECONDHAND

When the 20th century lists its achievers, the name of Sir Edmund Hillary will be among them, ranked with the greatest adventures of this and many other centuries. Like astronauts who have looked back on their world from space, or walked on the surface of the moon, Hillary, after levering himself to the top of the world's highest mountain, was all at once the same, and yet never the same again. It was as if he had glimpsed more than simply the vast snowy profiles of the Himalayas but had seen beyond to man's real place on the planet as caretaker in trust. Through his unfailing support and nurturing of the Sherpa population, building schools and hospitals, repaying not only his own debt but also those of other humans to other communities, he set an example of caring to the world

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General Fields

  • : 9781869586409
  • : Hachette New Zealand
  • : Hodder Moa
  • : December 1997
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 796.5/22/092 B
  • : good
  • : 208
  • : Colour & B/W plates
  • : Pat Booth
  • : paperback