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  • Published: 1 April 2003
  • ISBN: 9780552151047
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

View From The Summit




The complete autobiography of one of the great icons of this century - the first man to set foot on the summit of Everest.

The first man to set foot on the summit of Everest, the man who
led a team of tractors to the South Pole, the man whojetboated
up the Ganges from the ocean to the sky has, for the first time,
gathered all the remarkable adventures of a long life into one
volume. But there is more to Edmund Hillary than this. He is also
the man who repaid his debt of fame to the Himalayas by
inaugurating a programme of building schools, clinics, airstrips
and bridges in Nepal. With his still active support, these have
gone from strength to strength in the fifty years since he himself
mastered the Hillary Step and led his companion Tenzing Norgay
up Everest's final summit ridge.
view from the summit is a thoughtful and honest reappraisal of
a life spent pushing human ability to its limits and relishing the
challenges thrown down by the elements. It is also the story of
a man whom the world has taken to its heart.

  • Pub date: 1 April 2003
  • ISBN: 9780552151047
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Edmund Hillary

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


Praise for View From The Summit

“'Unavoidably gripping...gives an excellent sense of the constant risk when climbing at high altitude'”

Sunday Telegraph

“'One of the most marvellous lives of our time'”

Literary Review

“'A great read from a writer of remarkable ability'”

The Times

“'View from the Summit is a memorable read, the tale of a true survivor, who not only overcame the hazards of Everest but put the fame this brought him to remarkable use'”

Mail on Sunday

“'Sterling stuff...You can only stand back and gape in admiration'”

Sunday Star Time (NZ)


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