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Triumph on Everest: A Photobiography of Sir Edmund Hillary (Photobiographies)

Coburn, Broughton **SIGNED by AUTHOR**

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ISBN 10: 0792271149 / ISBN 13: 9780792271147
Published by National Geographic Children's Books, U.S.A., 2000
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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**Signed by Author on half-title page.** Fine condition hardcover in a Fine - dust jacket. A oversize (9 & 1/2" x 11") volume filled with vintage black and white photos of Sir Edmund Hillary and his friends, family, and sherpas along with the magnificent mountain that is of legendary fame. From the dj flap-- "Edmund Hillary could climb no higher. It was May 29, 1953, and he was standing on top of the world. The shy beekeeper from New Zealand had achieved what no one before him had: the summit of Everest.". Bookseller Inventory # 001027

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Title: Triumph on Everest: A Photobiography of Sir ...

Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine -

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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This exciting photobiography celebrates the extraordinary life of the New Zealand farm boy who in May 1953 became the first person known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. With climbing partner Tenzing Norgay, the iron-willed Hillary crossed deadly icefalls, clawed his way up vertical walls, and persevered through gale-force winds until he finally stood at the top of the world. Along with this gripping adventure, readers follow the explorer’s trek to the South Pole, his quest to find the Abominable Snowman, and his continuing efforts to help the Sherpa people, without whom, Hillary is convinced, he never would have scaled Everest.

About the Author:

Broughton Coburn is presently Special Projects Director for the American Himalayan Foundation. After graduating from Harvard in 1973, he moved to Nepal where he lived for nearly 20 years. Three of these years were spent in Khumnu, homeland of the Sherpas. His fascination with and respect for the region has inspired several books, including Everest: Mountain Without Mercy, published by National Geographic. In 1997 he was awarded the American Alpine Club’s Literary Achievement Award. Coburn lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with his wife, daughter, and recently adopted Nepalese son.

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