Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

Barun expedition: stretchered out

Barun expedition: stretchered out

On 18 May Hillary became ill and collapsed while the team was attempting to climb Kangchungtse (7,640 m). He was carried down the mountain on a stretcher made from pack frames tied together, and was later evacuated to India and then to New Zealand.

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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 18 June 2024)