Sir Edmund Hillary & The People of Everest SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED HC

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 08, 2016
  • Channel: Auction House

This colorful, hardbound book with slip cover is signed by Sir Edmund Hillary. Slip cover has a small tear (see photo).

This will ship from the US. I can ship internationally but will need to add the actual shipping cost dependent on country.

Book description -

When 33-year-old New Zealander Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa climbing partner Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt. Everest on May 29, 1953, they congratulated each other with a handshake and a hearty embrace. They were the first men to summit Mount Everest.

It was the beginning of a lifelong relationship between Hillary and the Sherpa people-a people whose courage, skill, and generosity of spirit made Himalayan exploration possible. Sir Edmund Hillary and the People of Everest is a story of giving back. The book begins with a vivid recounting of the conquest of Mt. Everest and goes on to beautifully chronicle Hillary's humanitarian and environmental efforts over the last half century. His work on behalf of the Sherpas includes raising funds, building schools, setting up two hospitals, and opening 12 medical clinics. His deep love, respect, and concern for the Sherpa people is unwavering, and his commitment shines through in whatever project is at hand. Using personal interviews and intimate photographs, photographer Anne B. Keiser and writer Cynthia
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