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A Yak for Christmas


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The Story of a Himalayan Holiday

By Louise Hillary

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Published by Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1968, 1st UK Edition, Insc, D/w (3 cm tear to front of dustwrapper, repaired, plus some wear and small nicks), V.G.   Sir Edmund Hillary’s wife, Louise, and their 3 children (Peter, 11, Sarah, 10, and Belinda, 7) travelled out to meet him after he had completed a new hospital in the Sherpa village of Khunde near Everest.  They travelled with Lois Pearl, the wife of Ed Hillary’s Deputy Expediton Leader, Dr. Max Pearl, and their 3 daughters.  They also visited Everest Base Camp. Louise Hillary deals with travel issues, the high altitude, the beauty of the mountains, the hospitality of the Sherpas, and spending Christmas in Nepal, as well as a return journey via India, Thailand and Malaysia.

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Weight0.6 kg