Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

High adventure

High adventure

Hillary’s first autobiography, High adventure, was published in 1955. An account of his mountaineering exploits, notably the Everest expedition, it was a best seller. With the proceeds, he and Louise built a house in Remuera, Auckland. Writing was a major source of income for the rest of Hillary’s life.

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Allen & Unwin
Reference: Edmund Hillary, High adventure. 50th anniversary ed. Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin, 2003

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Shaun Barnett. 'Hillary, Edmund Percival', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)