Edmund Hillary - A Biography: The Extraordinary Life of the Beekeeper Who Climbed Everest (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Michael Gill, Bruce Hopkins, Audiobooks NZ: Audible Audiobooks pdf epub – Carcier.co

Edmund Hillary A Biography is the story of the New Zealand beekeeper who climbed Mount Everest A man who, against expedition orders, drove his tractor to the South Pole a man honored around the world for his pioneering climbs, yet who collapsed on than one occasion on a mountain, and a man who gave so much to Nepal yet lost his family to its mountains The author Michael Gill was a close friend of Hillary for nearlyyears, accompanying him on many expeditions and becoming heavily involved in Hillary s aid work, building schools and hospitals in the Himalayan region Gill was granted access to a large archive of private papers and photos that were deposited in the Auckland museum after Hillary s death inBuilding on this unpublished material, as well as his extensive personal experience, Michael Gill profiles a man whose life was shaped by both triumph and tragedy Gill describes the uncertainties of the firstyears of Hillary s life, during which time he served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force during the Second World War, as well as the background to the first ascent of Mount Everest in , when Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit a feat that brought the pair instant worldwide fame He reveals the loving relationship Hillary had with his wife, Louise, in part, through their touching letters to each other Her importance to him during theiryears of marriage only underlines the horror of her death, along with that of their youngest daughter, Belinda, in a plane crash inHillary eventually pulled out of his subsequent depression to continue his life s work in the Himalayas Affectionate, but scrupulously fair, Michael Gill has gone further than anyone before to reveal the humanity of this remarkable man in Edmund Hillary A Biography


5 thoughts on “Edmund Hillary - A Biography: The Extraordinary Life of the Beekeeper Who Climbed Everest (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Michael Gill, Bruce Hopkins, Audiobooks NZ: Audible Audiobooks

  1. Donny Rock Donny Rock says:

    A life of the mountaineer which I found interesting up to the point he scaled Everest A little attention could have been afforded Tensing Norgay After the conquest of Everest, the account falls into excessive detail and I found my interest waning.


  2. Shazzer Shazzer says:

    Gift for my fiance he loves it and cant put it down.


  3. Peter Tierney Peter Tierney says:

    We knew him for Everest and the South Pole, this tells who Edmund Hillary really was, an incredible human being


  4. Philip Henshaw/ Lianne Russ Philip Henshaw/ Lianne Russ says:

    A robust and well researched piece of work that offers new perspectives on the great Sir Ed Insights provided on his early years and the influence of his fathers military career paint a broader picture than other accounts The book gathers real momentum when covering the events that the author participated in directly.


  5. hector hector says:

    The author wanders away from Hillary too often When on the subject there is too much uninteresting detail Shame