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View from the Summit
Autobiographical account of the key incidents in Hillary's life. From descriptions of working for his Dad on the family bee farm to climbing mountains and expeditions to the Antarctic. Great account of the Everest climb and its aftermath, and descriptions of his charitable works in the Himalayas. Lots of self-analysis too, and the sad story of his first wife's death alongside their younger daughter in a plane crash.
Good, very well written, a fascinating life and a great blend of his exciting adventures, and analysis of his motivations and relationships.
Score: 8
Published: 2000
Read: December 15th 2016