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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 48. Chapters: Edmund Hillary, Mike Moore, Julius Vogel, Thomas Edward Donne, David Cunliffe, George Gair, Bill Sutch, James Allen, Isaac Featherston, Leslie Munro, Jonathan Hunt, Denis Blundell, William Joseph Jordan, Mark Blumsky, Sandra Lee-Vercoe, John Belgrave, William Hall-Jones, Terence O'Brien, Terence McCombs, Todd McClay, Chris Laidlaw, George Laking, Don Hunn, Martyn Dunne, John Hayes, Maurice McTigue, Paul East, Geoffrey Cox, Guy Powles, Kennedy Graham, John Wood, Hugh Templeton, Tim Groser, C. E. Beeby, Neil Walter, Ann Hercus, Brian Donnelly, Maarten Wevers, Frank Corner, Alister McIntosh, Simon Murdoch, Derek Leask, Brian Lynch, Richard Woods, Thomas Lachlan MacDonald, Frank Langstone, Jim Gerard, Hugh Watt, Merwyn Norrish, Carl Berendsen, Graham Kelly, Vangelis Vitalis, Bill Young, Adrian Macey, Gerald Hensley, Jan Beagle, Doug Zohrab, Denis McLean, Thomas Clifton Webb, Roy Ferguson, Jean McKenzie, Falani Aukuso, James Thorn, Eric Halstead, Foss Shanahan, John McKinnon, Malcolm Templeton, Michael Green, Jörg Zimmermann, John Collinge, Rosemary Banks, Christopher James Parr, Mac Price, Richard Mitchelson Campbell, Frederick Doidge, Duncan Rae, Tia Barrett, Frederick Jones, David Wilson, James Gillespie Barclay, Charles Wallace Boswell, Douglas Carter, Grey Nelson, Lloyd White, Brook Barrington, David Payton, Joe Walding, Phil Holloway, John Bryan, Christopher Elder, Kurt Meyer, Paul Cotton, Malcolm McGoun, Peter Guinness. Excerpt: Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, KG, ONZ, KBE (20 July 1919 - 11 January 2008), was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953 at the age of 33, he and Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest - see Timeline of climbing Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt. He was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Hillary became interested in mountaineering while in secondary school, making his first major climb in 1939, reaching the summit of Mount Ollivier. He served in the RNZAF as a navigator during World War II. Before the successful expedition in 1953 to Everest, he had been part of a reconnaissance expedition to the mountain in 1951 and an unsuccessful attempt to climb Cho Oyu in 1952. As part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition he reached the South Pole overland in 1958. He would later also travel to the North Pole. Following his ascent of Everest he devoted much of his life to helping the Sherpa people of Nepal through the Himalayan Trust, which he founded. Through his efforts many schools and hospitals were built in this remote region of Nepal. Hillary was born to Percival Augustus Hillary and Gertrude Hillary, née Clark, in Auckland, New Zealand, on 20 July 1919. His family moved to Tuakau (south of Auckland) in 1920, after his father (who served at Gallipoli) was allocated land there. His grandparents were early settlers in northern Wairoa in the mid-19th century after emigrating from Yorkshire, England. Hillary was educated at Tuakau Primary School and then Auckland Grammar School. He finished primary school two years early, but struggled at high school, achieving only average marks. He was initially smaller than his peers there and very shy so he took refuge in his books and daydreams of a life filled with adventure. His daily train journey to and fro...

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Titel
New Zealand diplomats
Untertitel
Edmund Hillary, Mike Moore, Julius Vogel, Thomas Edward Donne, David Cunliffe, George Gair, Bill Sutch, James Allen, Isaac Featherston, Leslie Munro, Jonathan Hunt, Denis Blundell, William Joseph Jordan, Mark Blumsky, Sandra Lee-Vercoe
Editor
EAN
9781155952307
ISBN
978-1-155-95230-7
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Books LLC, Reference Series
Genre
Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten
48
Gewicht
115g
Größe
H246mm x B189mm x T3mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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