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To the Top of the World: Sir Edmund Hillary and the Conquest of Everest
To the Top of the World Sir Edmund Hillary and the Conquest of Everest Author:Mark Sufrin On May 29, 1953, a tall, gaunt-faced New Zealander named Edmund Hillary reached the top of Mount Everest, the world's highest peak. To the top of the World tells the story of this epic conquest: how the Royal Geographic Society-Alpine Club expedition was organized, how Hillary planned the perilous assault on the southwest fact of the mountain,... more » the step-by-step, day-by-day chronicle of the arduous climb.
Mark Sufrin describes this exciting feat in vivid detail and relates as well the story of Hillary's early years and of his later eploits as one of history's most notable explorers.