Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

Barun expedition: typing despatches

Barun expedition: typing despatches

Hillary types despatches at base camp, located below the south face of Makalu (8,475m). His reports to The Times of London were carried out from the camp by a Sherpa, and helped generate funding for the expedition. During this time Hillary also wrote part of his book High adventure.

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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 3 December 2020)