Himalayan Hospitals

Himalayan Hospitals

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Himalayan Hospitals tells the remarkable story of the two hospitals built by the Himalayan Trust in the mountains of Nepal. Gill provides a unique insight into the life of Sir Ed, the rich Sherpa culture, and the experiences of the volunteer doctors from New Zealand and Canada whose lives were transformed by their experience working in the Sherpa communities.

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Himalayan Hospitals – Sir Edmund Hillary’s Everest Legacy

Himalayan Hospitals tells the remarkable story of the two hospitals built by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust: Khunde Hospital in 1966 in the Khumbu region at the foot of Mt Everest, and Phaplu Hospital in 1975 in the Solu Valley. These hospitals were staffed by volunteer doctors and their partners from New Zealand and Canada until they were eventually handed over to Nepali doctors.

Using letters written by these volunteers and many subsequent interviews, Michael Gill provides a unique insight into the life of Sir Ed, a rich and real picture of Sherpa culture, and the transformative experiences of the volunteers, whose lives were often completely changed by their time working in the Sherpa communities.