TITLE: View From the Summit
AUTHOR: Edmund Hillary
BINDING: Grey boards, lettered in gilt, in photographic dustwrapper.
NO.OF PAGES: Map endpapers. Profusely illustrated with colour and black/white photographic illustrations, plus maps in the text.
Height: 24 cm
Width: 16 cm
Depth: 3 cm
SIGNED BY EDMUND HILLARY ON THE TITLE PAGE
View From the Summit is the life story of a New Zealand country boy who daydreamed of wild adventures; the pioneering climber who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth after scaling the world's tallest peak; and the elder statesman and unlikely diplomat whose groundbreaking program of aid to Nepal continues to this day, paying his debt of worldwide fame to the Himalayan region. "Unavoidably gripping...gives an excellent sense of the constant risk when climbing at high altitude" (Sunday Telegraph).