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High Adventure by Edmund Hillary
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Jun 15, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: adventure, nonfiction

An interesting account of the years before the big climb. Truly amazing feat considering the equipment, clothing, O2 systems, etc. I will say that Hillary does not shy away from patting himself on the back, although he also not paint his accomplishments as extreme as he could. I enjoyed it, and it really gives a good description of how difficult it was, just establishing the various camps and getting all of the supplies up, having to cut hundreds of steps in the ice with and axe for all of the sherpas to use. Amazing feat.
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message 1: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Wonder if Old Hillary could find a book in plain sight? Perhaps he would require a Sherpa/wife like some we know. Hope you are having a great day. We miss you.


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