Edmund Hillary: A Biography
The illuminating new biography of Sir Edmund Hillary written by Michael Gill, a founding member of the Himalayan Trust and a close friend of Sir Ed’s for over 50 years.
The illuminating new biography of Ed written by Michael Gill, a founding member of the Himalayan Trust and a close friend of Sir Ed’s for over 50 years.
Michael accompanied Ed on many expeditions, has been heavily involved in his Himalayan aid work, and was also granted access by Ed’s family to a large archive of private papers and photos in the Auckland Museum archive.
Affectionate, but scrupulously fair, Michael Gill has gone further than anyone before to reveal the humanity of this remarkable man. Edmund Hillary’s life was shaped by both triumph and tragedy, and while he became famous through his mountaineering achievements, it was his humility and affection for the people of Nepal that became an equal part of his enduring legacy.