The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
Alexandra Stewart and Joe Todd- Stanton
Foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Classrooms around the world teach that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were first to reach the peak of the world’s tallest mountain. What happened before that? Were there other expeditions? What is the story of this Himalayan colossus in the countries it straddles? Why does ‘Everest’ hold such significance?
Alexandra Stewart and Joe Todd- Stanton present a compelling masterpiece. ‘Everest‘ starts with the mountain folklore. We learn of early expeditions, the failures and setbacks, routes and nightmarish conditions. The individual histories of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay are told and compared from their births to deaths. ‘Everest’ is a mighty book, befitting the status of its subject.