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"There is precious little in civilization to appeal to a Yeti." -- Edmund Hillary
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, KG, ONZ, KBE (20 July 1919 — 11 January 2008), was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953 at the age of 33, he and Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest — see Timeline of climbing Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt. He was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

Hillary became interested in mountaineering while in secondary school, making his first major climb in 1939, reaching the summit of Mount Ollivier. He served in the RNZAF as a navigator during World War II. Before the successful expedition in 1953 to Everest, he had been part of a reconnaissance expedition to the mountain in 1951 and an unsuccessful attempt to climb Cho Oyu in 1952. As part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition he reached the South Pole overland in 1958. He would later also travel to the North Pole.

Following his ascent of Everest he devoted much of his life to helping the Sherpa people of Nepal through the Himalayan Trust, which he founded. Through his efforts many schools and hospitals were built in this remote region of Nepal.

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Total Books: 14
High Adventure
2004 - High Adventure [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780786270552
ISBN-10: 0786270551
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors
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High Adventure The 50th Anniversary of the Historic Climb
2003 - High Adventure the 50th Anniversary of the Historic Climb (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195167344
ISBN-10: 0195167341
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors, Travel
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High Adventure - Our Ascent of Everest - 50th Anniversary Edition
2003 - High Adventure - Our Ascent of Everest - 50th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781741140989
ISBN-10: 1741140986
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Die Abenteuer meines Lebens Der Himalaja und andere Herausforderungen
2002 - Die Abenteuer Meines Lebens Der Himalaja Und Andere Herausforderungen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783548363660
ISBN-10: 3548363660
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Wer wagt gewinnt
2002 - Wer Wagt Gewinnt (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783894051228
ISBN-10: 3894051221
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Wer wagt gewinnt
2002 - Wer Wagt Gewinnt (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783442711222
ISBN-10: 3442711223
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Die Abenteuer meines Lebens Der Himalaja und andere Herausforderungen
2001 - Die Abenteuer Meines Lebens Der Himalaja Und Andere Herausforderungen (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783550071522
ISBN-10: 3550071523
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View from the Summit
2000 - View From the Summit (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780613291316
ISBN-10: 061329131X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Sports & Outdoors
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Qui ne risque rien n'a rien
1994 - Qui Ne Risque Rien N'a Rien (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782702014899
ISBN-10: 2702014895
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Nothing Ventured Nothing Win
1989 - Nothing Ventured Nothing Win (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340486139
ISBN-10: 0340486139
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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From the Ocean to the Sky
1979 - From the Ocean to the Sky (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780670331727
ISBN-10: 0670331724
Genres: History, Travel
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Nothing Venture Nothing Win
Nothing Venture Nothing Win (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780698106499
ISBN-10: 0698106490
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Una Vision Desde La Cumbre
Una VIsion Desde La Cumbre [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788483062111
ISBN-10: 8483062119
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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