Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

Barun expedition: at base camp

Barun expedition: at base camp

Charles Evans, Brian Wilkins and Ed Hillary relax at base camp on 8 May 1954. Eleven days earlier, after a crevasse accident involving Wilkins and another climber, Jim McFarlane, Hillary had broken three ribs in an attempted rescue.

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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 28 September 2021)