Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

Hillary in 1953

Hillary in 1953

This portrait of Edmund Hillary, which he signed, was taken in 1953 by fellow mountaineer John Pascoe. That was the year of Hillary’s historic climb of Everest. His success followed 12 serious attempts by various expeditions since 1921 to scale the world’s tallest mountain.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/2-020196-F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Shaun Barnett. 'Hillary, Edmund Percival', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 June 2023)