February 19, 2016
Sir Edmund Hillary: Burrah Sahib (Great Leader)
Triumph on Everest: A Photobiography of Sir Edmund Hillary
by Broughton Coburn
This is an excellent biography of Sir Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand beekeeper who, with Tenzing Norgay, became the first man to reach the top of Mount Everest. As well as describing how his feat was accomplished, the book also details Hillary's Antarctic expedition, his search for the elusive yeti, and his philanthropic work in Nepal.
A very attractive book enhanced with excellent photographs and quotes from Hillary's own writings.