All About Sir Edmund Hillary

All About Sir Edmund Hillary

by Lew Freedman, Paris Chrisopoulos
     
 

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<%COMM_TEXT%>Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He was also the first person to reach both the North Pole and South Pole. Edmond served as a navigator for the Royal New Zeeland Air Force during World

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<%COMM_TEXT%>Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He was also the first person to reach both the North Pole and South Pole. Edmond served as a navigator for the Royal New Zeeland Air Force during World War II. He had many interests and in addition to being an explorer he spent time as a beekeeper, lecturer, and served his county as a Governor General and a High Commissioner to India. Following his rise to fame as the first to summit Mount Everest, Edmund devoted much of his life to helping the Sherpa people of Nepal through the Himalayan Trust, which he founded. Through his efforts, many schools and hospitals were built in Nepal. <%END_COMM_GRP%>

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935628453
Publisher:
Blue River Press
Publication date:
10/01/2014
Pages:
128

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<%COMM_TEXT%>Lew Freedman is the author of more than 70 books including dozens of biogra­phies for adult and school aged readers. He also enjoyed a long career as a journalist and newspaper editor for the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer and the Anchorage Daily News. The author currently resides in Columbus, Indiana. <%END_COMM_GRP%> <%END%>

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