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This is an auction for OUR EVEREST ADVENTURE by John Hunt & Edmund Hillary.

Subtitled "The pictorial history from Kathmandu to the summit".

The last chapter, of 16 heavily-illustrated pages - was written by Hillary. review:

"I loved this book. I have read many Everest books, and this I would use to replace the acres of "management" and "team building" books cluttering up shops. It is old-fashioned in values and style. In this successful endeavour, accomplishment does not depend on tearing down what has gone before; it does not emphasise "the power of one", rather the contributions and power of many. It is redolent of trust, enlightened leadership, graciousness, reliability, collective spirit and ability. I found fascinating the detail of how the final 'assault' was undertaken. One quote which sums up the spirit of the venture: 'The mission we undertook was not, in our eyes, in the nature of some competition on a giant scale in which we vied to outdo the efforts of previous expeditions, dramatic and popular as such a concept might be. Indeed, prolonged attempts to climb a difficult mountain are, or should be, essentially different from those of a competitive sport. A possible analogy, however, might be that of a relay race, in which each member of a team hands the baton to the next at the end of the allotted span, until the race is finally run. We chanced to be the last runners in this particular race, but we might well not have succeeded in finishing, in which case we would have handed on our knowledge to our French comrades who were preparing to take up the challenge'."

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Large format hardback 1954.

128 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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