Item description for Triumph on Everest: A Photobiography of Sir Edmund Hillary (Photobiographies) by Broughton Coburn...
Overview An action-packed book celebrates the extraordinary life of Sir Edmund Hillary, the New Zealand farm boy who in May 1953 became the first person known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest.
Publishers Description Released in paperback just in time for the 50th anniversary of Hillary's history-making climb, this exciting photobiography celebrates the extraordinary life of the New Zealand farm boy who in May 1953 became the first person known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. With climbing partner Tenzing Norgay, the iron-willed Hillary crossed deadly icefalls, clawed his way up vertical walls, and persevered through gale-force winds until he finally stood at the top of the world. Along with this gripping adventure, readers follow the explorer's trek to the South Pole, his quest to find the Abominable Snowman, and his continuing efforts to help the Sherpa people, without whom, Hillary is convinced, he never would have scaled Everest.
Citations And Professional Reviews Triumph on Everest: A Photobiography of Sir Edmund Hillary (Photobiographies) by Broughton Coburn has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 759
School Library Journal - 10/01/2000 page 180
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2000 page 144
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2002 page 51
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 144
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 504
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Studio: National Geographic Children's Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.11" Width: 9.38" Height: 0.53" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2000
Publisher National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN 0792271149 ISBN13 9780792271147
Availability 0 units.
More About Broughton Coburn
Broughton Coburn is presently Special Projects Director for the American Himalayan Foundation. After graduating from Harvard in 1973, he moved to Nepal where he lived for nearly 20 years. Three of these years were spent in Khumnu, homeland of the Sherpas. His fascination with and respect for the region has inspired several books, including Everest: Mountain Without Mercy, published by National Geographic. In 1997 he was awarded the American Alpine Club s Literary Achievement Award. Coburn lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with his wife, daughter, and recently adopted Nepalese son."
Broughton Coburn currently resides in Jackson, in the state of Wyoming. Broughton Coburn was born in 1951.