Reaching the Summit: Sir Edmund Hillary's Life of Adventure
DK Publishing, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 232 pages
An illustrated, authorized biography of the legendary explorer traces the life of Sir Edmund Hillary and chronicles his adventures around the world, describing his historic 1953 climb to the summit of Everest; his expeditions in New Zealand, North America, India, and Antarctica; and his dedication to helping the Sherpa people of the Himalayas.
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