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Edmund Hillary - A Biography

Edmund Hillary - A Biography. Limited Edition Signed.

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This is the story of the New Zealand beekeeper who climbed Mount Everest. A man who against expedition orders drove his tractor to the South Pole; a man honoured around the world for his pioneering climbs yet who collapsed on more than one occasion on a mountain, and a man who gave so much to Nepal yet lost his family to its mountains.

The author, Michael Gill, was a close friend of Hillary's for nearly 50 years, accompanying him on many expeditions and becoming heavily involved in Hillary's aid work building schools and hospitals in the Himalaya. During the writing of this book, Gill was granted access to a large archive of private papers and photos that were deposited in the Auckland museum after Hillary's death in 2008. Building on this unpublished material, as well as his extensive personal experience, Michael Gill profiles a man whose life was shaped by both triumph and tragedy.

Affectionate, but scrupulously fair, in Edmund Hillary - A Biography Michael Gill has gone further than anyone before to reveal the humanity of this remarkable man.

  • Just 100 copies of this extraordinary hard backed book, Edmund Hillary - A Biography, signed by Ed’s son Peter, are available. Paired with a soft lambswool scarf, this book and scarf combination make a special, limited edition Christmas gift.
  • A percentage of proceeds from the sale of this item will go to support causes that were close to Ed's heart. Go to Giving Back


The Collection

Developed with Sir Edmund Hillary's children and grandchildren, the Edmund Hillary Collection was created to inspire the greatness of Sir Edmund Hillary in us all. With greatness sewn into the seams of every Edmund Hillary garment.

Quality

This Collection has been developed using the best specialist manufacturing. There is the highest attention to quality and detail, having sourced and developed bespoke fabrics and trims with new function and design qualities.