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.
“'Unavoidably gripping...gives an excellent sense of the constant risk when climbing at high altitude'”
“'One of the most marvellous lives of our time'”
“'A great read from a writer of remarkable ability'”
“'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)