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Contributor(s) Sir Edmund Hillary
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Are you an adventurous person and would you like to read about person who has experience some great and thrilling adventures in their life? Get this High Adventure book by Sir Edmund Hillary who shares his personal experiences when he climbed the great Mount Everest. This book talks about the Ascent of the Everest the authoritative first person who had made his landmark achievement. This book accounting Hillary and Tenzings ascent of Mount Everest and reissued this book on the 60th anniversary. Edmund Hillary was the first person who had reached at the summit of Mount Everest, the Holy Grail for a generation of mountain climbers who had tried and failed to reach the highest point on earth (29,035 feet). He achieved this title when he was thirty-three year and this was during 1953.

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Experiencing adventure once in life gives you all together a new thought towards life. Climbing high mountains takes you away from your daily people, work and a routine schedule and brings you closer to your own self and gives you a better understanding about your own soul. This helps you perform better in your daily work and gives you a much clear and wide picture of life. High Adventure is Hillary's definitive and wonderfully entertaining memoir of his Himalayan quest experience. He started his mount climbing adventure from 1951 expedition that discovered a possible route up the south slope of Everest. He finally culminated successfully this expedition of 1953 which was led by Sir John Hunt. In this book High Adventure, Hillary describes his thrilling experience step-by step on the slopes of Everest. He describes his experience vividly with details, the agonizing climb that Tensing Norgay and Hillary embarked upon. He talks about the perils they both faced during their journey to climb Mount Everest. He explains the dramatic final ascent that is secured them a place of honour in the annals of human exploration. This book is a mountaineering classic and is tells a thrilling and inspiring and courageous story of Tensing and Hillary that is a must read by all especially by the ones who loves to try adventure in their lifetime. This book tells a captive story for a new generation of reader.

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Sir Edmund Hillary born is New Zealand. During World War II he served the Air Force and contributed his efforts for his country. Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary were the participants in the 1951 and 1952 Everest expeditions and on 29 May 1953 they both became the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He also established the Himalayan Trust, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of the Himalayan people, which has built schools, hospitals and infrastructure for the isolated mountain communities. To get one for yourself, all you need to do is log on to Junglee and avail some of their fabulous offers. You can also sift through the wide range of health care products, read customer reviews and check on availability to make a more informed online shopping choice.

Product Details
Language English
Publication Date June 3, 2013
Publisher Roli Books
Contributor(s) Sir Edmund Hillary
Binding Paperback
Page Count 272
ISBN 10 8174369392
ISBN 13 9788174369390
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  1.  A Book For Climbers 3 November, 2013 On
    The books on Everest, if piled up one on top of the other, would perhaps grow taller than the mountain itself. And the mountain is growing. Every now and then one more book on the subject hits the market.

    I must confess that I have just started the hike with Graham Hoyland's Last Hours (which is a fantastic read, by the way). As such this is my second book on Everest. Who could tell the story better than Hillary himself, I thought, while pulling the trigger on this commemorative edition (this is the 60th year of the climb).

    After reading the book my assessment is that the book has more historic importance and value than literary. After all it is an authentic account of the first summit straight from the man himself. No body else could have written it, except Tenzin. But Hillary describes the ascent in extremely tedious detail. Virtually every step that he and his team members took is written down meticulously. One wonders how copious a diary he must have maintained to remember such detail. Such a detailed account of a climb would have been a tremendous help to those who followed in his footsteps after him, trying to conquer the mountain. That way, it's indeed an important book.

    But, for armchair climbers like us it can actually be quite boring. In his zest for details he misses all the drama that such an expedition would have generated which would have made for interesting reading. There is hardly any account of the interpersonal relationships that play out in such large expeditions. But then Hillary was not trying to create literature. He was being faithful to his climb only.

    Reading the book you would realise that Hillary is not a writer. He is a climber. And nothing but a climber. At least in this book he has not tried to do anything but give an account of his ascent.

    There is one very important thing that we don't normally associate with Everest ascents or attempts. Reading this book I realised how singularly important it is. In those days reaching the Everest base camp from the nearest railhead at Jogbani used to be a massive adventure in itself. Because Nepal hardly had any roads or transport system. One had to go through jungles and cross streams and rivers on foot, often without boats. One also needed to inspire and manage the coolies and train the sherpas.

    This book certainly has those details too. It also has the details about another attempt they made in 1951 beore the final attempt on Everest. It also has chapters on their attempt on Cho Oyu in 1952 when a Swiss team was attempting Everest.

    I have always wondered since childhood as to who set his foot on Everest first. Tenzin or Hillary ? They have never talked about it in public (though Tenzin apparently used to tell people with a wink - look at the rope in the photograph and you will know). Even if it was Tenzin, as most patriotic Indians choose to believe, after reading this book you will be convinced that it is not so important a piece of information.

    Everest was climbed because Hillary was an excellent mountaineer and the team had excellent technology support. Not because Tenzin was an excellent Sherpa.
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