Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

Ed Hillary, 1953

Ed Hillary, 1953

This photograph of Hillary was taken by George Lowe in 1953, when both were members of the British Everest expedition led by Colonel John Hunt. Hillary was then 33 years old; and described by Lowe as full of restless energy, with an optimistic approach to challenges.

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Photograph by George Lowe

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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, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6h1/hillary-edmund-percival (accessed 6 December 2020)