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The View from the Summit


Edmund Hillary


The View from the Summit


Sports & Outdoors

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Corgi; New Ed edition (2000)







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The View from the Summit by Edmund Hillary

I deeply enjoyed this memoir. I am not a mountaineer, but I have great respect for those that pursue this adventure. Sir Hillary candidly shares his own strengths and weaknesses that lead to his amazing feats. While I believe his earlier memoir is focused solely on his mountaineering, this one covers his feats in the Himalayas, his adventure in Antarctica, and his philanthropy in his later years.

I found the book fascinating, and Sir Hillary's writing style very engaging. If you are not familiar with certain mountaineering terms, or Nepalize culture, you may need to look up some words that he uses, but I enjoyed broadening my vocabulary as well.
I was given a beautiful first edition book which is signed by the author. The book was so nice that there was no way I could read it. So I downloaded the text for the Kindle and read it on a screen. It was worthwhile. This is a book about the life of Ed Hillary. He was the first man to stand on the summit of Mt. Everest. This was many years ago, before guiding groups and the new equipment. The hike would have been twenty times harder. But he did it. The book begins with his famous journey to the top of the world, but it continues to look at some of his other adventures. He was the first man to drive across Antarctica. He accomplished some highly amazing goals. But most importantly, he really gave back to the culture. He established numerous hospitals and schools in the Nepal region. He was a humanitarian for most of his life. Though, he also had to go through deep pain. He lost one of his children and his wife in a plane crash in the mountains. I really enjoyed this book, and learning more about this man. This is a great read, and a great story.
Not one of his better books
Fine hook about Hillary. I loved it
this book came Just as described. It was a purchase for a school report for my child. It was very helpful in getting her some more details of this event. It came on time and was very useful!
Such a good insight into Sir Edmund Hillary's life, there was so much i didn't know about him until i read this and now i have a whole new respect for such an amazing man
Still reading book, but so far I love it.
I enjoyed this book which was a well written account of Sir Ed and Tensings climb. As a New
Zealander I relived the day it happened.

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