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Sir Edmund Hillary and the People of Everest


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By Cynthia Russ Ramsay,    With photographs by Anne B. Keiser    And a Foreword by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas, 2002, 1st US Edition, D/w, Fine.    Hillary and Tenzing’s successful first ascent of Everest is the starting point for this volume, which then moves on to Hillary’s lifelong relationship with the Sherpa people of Nepal, without whose courage, skill and generosity of spirit, no Himalayan exploration and climbing would have been possible.  Keiser and Ramsay, both of whom worked for the National Geographic Society, made many visits to Nepal both with Hillary and independently to research and tell the story of Hillary’s humanitarian and environmental work over the last half century, including fund raising, building schools, setting up hospitals and opening medical clinics.  Superbly illustrated in full colour throughout.

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Weight1.3 kg