Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: BK3777-163
EDMUND HILLARY: A BIOGRAPHY Michael Gill 2019 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Gill, Michael
Price: $41.99

List Price: $75.00
You Save $33.01 (44%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
UK, 2019, 1st UK edition. 542 pp, many color and b/w photos. Thick hardcover with dust jacket. Book is new but spine was crunched in shipping. Near Fine.

This is an extraordinary book. Rather then reciting the factual details of Hillary's many climbs and adventures, Michael Gill probes deeply into the character and emotional life of this amazing man. Most expedition account dwell simply on who climbed how high and why they succeeded or failed. This book tells you what was really going on: who pulled his weight and who did not; who brought the team together and who pulled it apart; and who let their egos determine the way things went rather than what the other team members wanted.

This sort of stuff is rarely recounted in so-called non-fiction; usually it requires fiction to tell us who messed up and who were the real heroes.

Edmund Hillary: A Biography is the story of the New Zealand beekeeper who climbed Mount Everest. A man who against expedition orders drove his tractor to the South Pole; a man honoured around the world for his pioneering climbs yet who collapsed on more than one occasion on a mountain, and a man who gave so much to Nepal yet lost his family to its mountains.

The author, Michael Gill, was a close friend of Hillary's for nearly 50 years, accompanying him on many expeditions and becoming heavily involved in Hillary's aid work building schools and hospitals in the Himalaya. During the writing of this book, Gill was granted access to a large archive of private papers and photos that were deposited in the Auckland museum after Hillary's death in 2008. Building on this unpublished material, as well as his extensive personal experience, Michael Gill profiles a man whose life was shaped by both triumph and tragedy.

Gill describes the uncertainties of the first 33 years of Hillary's life, during which time he served in the New Zealand air force during the Second World War, as well as the background to the first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953, when Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit - a feat that brought the pair instant worldwide fame. He reveals the loving relationship Hillary had with his wife Louise, in part through their touching letters to each other. Her importance to him during their 22 years of marriage only underlines the horror of her death, along with that of their youngest daughter, Belinda, in a plane crash in 1975. Hillary eventually pulled out of his subsequent depression to continue his life's work in the Himalaya.

Affectionate, but scrupulously fair, in Edmund Hillary: A Biography Michael Gill has gone further than anyone before to reveal the humanity of this remarkable man.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
SIR EDMUND HILLARY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 8X10 c. 1960s Only One available
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $245.00
- Item # HW111B-144
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF EDMUND HILLARY AND TENZING NORGAY Alexandra Stewart 2019 Tall Hardcover, New [Children's]
By: Stewart, Alexandra, Joe Todd-Stanton; Intro by Ranulph Fiennes
Price $21.99
- Item # BK4378-391p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THREE NEW ZEALAND $5 BILLS SIGNED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY. SET OF 3 CONSECUTIVELY NUMBERED! New & Unissued Condition First Issue 1992
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $1495.00
- Item # HW1B-188
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TWO NEW ZEALAND $5 BILLS SIGNED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY. SET OF 2 CONSECUTIVELY NUMBERED! New & Unissued Condition First Issue 1992
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $895.00
- Item # HW1A-188
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NEW ZEALAND $5 BILL SIGNED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY New & Unissued Condition First Issue Paper 1992
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $495.00
- Item # HW1B-188
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
REACHING THE SUMMIT: EDMUND HILLARY'S LIFE OF ADVENTURE Johnston 2005 1st US ed New Hardcover No DJ
By: Johnston, Alexa
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.01 (67%)
- Item # BK2046A-274p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WILDERNESS MAGAZINE NZ MAY 2003 EDMUND HILLARY COLLECTOR'S ISSUE
By: Hillary, Edmund, Wilderness NZ Magazine
Price $9.95
- Item # JR241
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
REACHING THE SUMMIT: EDMUND HILLARY'S LIFE OF ADVENTURE Alexa Johnston 2005 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Like New 4 Copies Available [not signed]
By: Johnston, Alexa
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $5.01 (25%)
- Item # BK2046-2964p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SIR EDMUND HILLARY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 8X10 1960 Only One Available
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $245.00
- Item # HW11C-144
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SIR EDMUND HILLARY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 8X10 KARSH 1960 Two copies available
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $245.00
- Item # HW11A-1448
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


HALL AND BALL: KIWI MOUNTAINEERS FROM MOUNT COOK TO MOUNT EVEREST [Everest 1996] Colin Monteath 1997 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Monteath, Colin
Price $15.00 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $25.00 (62%)
- Item # BK1060-311p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE FLORA OF MOUNT COOK Arnold Wall 1925 Pamphlet Very Good
By: Wall, Arnold
Price $20.00 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $10.00 (33%)
- Item # OP7629-186
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BUILDINGS & BRIDGES OF CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND Gwenda Turner 1981 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Turner, Gwenda
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $25.05 (84%)
- Item # OP5071-212
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LAND OF MOUNTAINS: HIKING AND CLIMBING IN NEW ZEALAND Peter Radcliffe 1979 1st ed Large Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Radcliffe, Peter
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $35.01 (78%)
- Item # OP1761-1793p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CONQUEST OF MOUNT COOK AND OTHER CLIMBS Freda DuFaur 1915 1st US ed Hardcover Fine
By: Du Faur, Freda
Price $275.00 ~ Regular $400.00, You Save $125.00 (31%)
- Item # OP510B-147p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH DRAMA: MOUNTAIN RESCUE STORIES FROM FOUR CONTINENTS Hamish MacInnes 1980 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: MacInnes, Hamish
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $15.01 (43%)
- Item # OP925-110
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NO PLACE FOR MEN Peter Mulgrew 1964 1st NZ ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine [Not signed]
By: Mulgrew, Peter
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $89.96 (90%)
- Item # OP45C-643
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBS IN THE NEW ZEALAND ALPS: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF TRAVEL AND DISCOVERY Edward Fitzgerald 1896 1st US ed Hardcover Near Fine
By: Fitzgerald, Edward A.
Price $250.00 ~ Regular $375.00, You Save $125.00 (33%)
- Item # OP231-147p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA : ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE EPIC JOURNEY THAT FULFILLED SHACKLETON'S DREAM George Lowe 2014 1st ed Hardcover Fine Multiple copies available
By: Lowe, George, Huw Lewis-Jones. Intro by Ranulph Fiennes
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $30.05 (60%)
- Item # PL4394-1337p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LAKE AND FIORDLAND Arnold Wall c. 1927 Pamphlet Near Fine
By: Wall, Arnold
Price $20.00 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $10.00 (33%)
- Item # OP7626-186
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
偽物ブランド ブランドルイヴィトンコピー