Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

Humanitarian work

Humanitarian work

In this 1963 photograph, Hillary connects the last section of hose for a new water tank at Khumjung, Nepal. After initially responding to an appeal by Sherpas for a school at Khumjung in 1961, he established the Himalayan Trust, which built much-needed facilities such as schools, airfields, bridges and hospitals in Nepal.

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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 5 October 2023)