New York: The Viking Press, 1979. Near Fine in Near Fine dust-jacket First Edition, 2nd Printing. Inscribed/Signed by Hillary, [9.5x6.5in], , 273 pp., 13 color and 47 black and white images, 9 maps and drawings, appendices and index; Brown paper on covers with light blue back strip, silver lettering on spine and silver signature of Hillary on front, map of route on front and back end papers, all edges trimmed; Pictorial dust jacket with white and black lettering on front and spine, high mountain camp image on back with quote; Negligible shelf wear to covers or edges, inscription by Hillary on title page "To Gerry 'Every mountain can be conquered' Ed Hillary", no errata slip; Minimal shelf wear to dust jacket with minor top edge toning and small closed tears. Item #13805
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary (1919-2008) was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, adventurer, philanthropist and author. Mountaineering was his first adventures cumulating in achieving the summit of Mount Everest in May 1953 with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. As a philanthropist, he supported development of Nepal schools and helping the Sherpa people.
This book is about traveling 1,500 miles up the Ganges River to the Himalayas in 1977. It was a journey of remberance and skill in transiting the rapids and climbing Akash Parbat.