Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

At camp during Garhwal expedition, 1951

At camp during Garhwal expedition, 1951

A New Zealand team made a 1951 expedition to the Garhwal Himalaya, which led to Hillary and others being selected for the 1951 Everest reconnaissance expedition. Pictured here at camp are Earle Riddiford (left), Hillary (second from left), Ed Cotter (front) and two Nepalese porters.

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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/page-3 (accessed 1 March 2020)