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After Sir Edmund Hillary and his expedition had completed a new hospital in a Sherpa village of Khunde near Mount Everest, his wife Louise, and their three children (Peter 11, Sarah 10 and Belinda 7) came to meet him in a high Himalayan valley.
Accompanying the Hillarys was Lois Pearl, wife of the expedition Deputy Leader, and their three daughters. This book is an account
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Paperback, 264 pages
Published September 12th 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1968)
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Daren
Louise Hillary is the first wife of Sir Ed Hillary - pioneering mountaineer, and famously the first man to climb Everest, and come back down again.

Over a decade after the conquest of Everest, Sir Ed had returned to Nepal to build a hospital and a number of schools for the local Sherpa people. Sir Ed's book Schoolhouse In the Clouds, tells the story of his time carrying out this work with his team of volunteers.

This book, is the story of his wife and children's 1966 Christmas Holiday trip to Nepa
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Travelogue of an adventurous family vacation in Nepal when it was somewhat newly open to the West.
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Louise Mary Rose married Edmund Hillary on 3 September 1953, soon after his ascent of Everest. They had three children: Peter (born 1954), Sarah (born 1955) and Belinda (1959–1975). In 1975 while en route to join Hillary in the village of Phaphlu, where he was helping to build a hospital, Louise and Belinda were killed in a plane crash near Kathmandu airport shortly after take-off.
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