Sir Edmund Hillary: To Everest and Beyond

When Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay scrambled up the last bit of ice to reach the summit of Mount Everest, they became the first people to stand on top of the world’s tallest mountain. The ascent of Everest propelled Hillary into public life and inspired the queen of England to knight him. In the years that followed, Sir Edmund Hillary played a critical role in an expedition to cross Antarctica, searched for evidence of the Abominable Snowman, and led a group that traveled from the mouth of India’s Ganges River to its source high in the Himalayan Mountains.

Through all of his adventures, Hillary has remained closely linked to Mount Everest and the Sherpa people who live below the majestic mountain. Author Whitney Stewart interviewed Hillary and spent weeks trekking with him in Nepal to research this biography.

Nominated for the Maine Book Award