Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

Barun expedition: a campsite

Barun expedition: a campsite

In 1954, Edmund Hillary led a New Zealand Alpine Club expedition to the Himalayas to explore the Barun valley and climb some of the surrounding peaks. This photograph shows a camp above the Barun Glacier, with the peak Lhotse Shar (8,383 m) in the background.

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Photograph by Brian Wilkins

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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 3 December 2023)