Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

Ridge climbing

Ridge climbing

Hillary climbs a difficult ridge on Mt Elie de Beaumont at the head of the Tasman Glacier on 31 August 1948. Climbs like this one in New Zealand’s Southern Alps were excellent preparation for later mountaineering expeditions in the Himalayas.

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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 25 April 2024)