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Himalayan hospitals : Sir Edmund Hillary's Everest legacy

Author: Michael Gill; Lynley Cook
Publisher: Nelson, N.Z. : Craig Potton Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sir Edmund Hillary became famous by being the first, with Tenzing Norgay, to climb Mt Everest in 1953. Though this was clearly a remarkable feat, Sir Edmund came to be regarded by many as a great man for the way he chose to use his fame, which was to dedicate much of the rest of his life to building schools and hospitals for the Sherpa people of Nepal. The Legacy of Everest tells the remarkable story of the two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
History
Named Person: Edmund Hillary; Edmund Hillary; Edmund Hillary; Edmund Hillary
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Gill; Lynley Cook
ISBN: 9781877517433 1877517437
OCLC Number: 752051087
Description: 472 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Ed begins it all --
Di & John McKinnon --
Lesley & Dick Evans --
Ann & Selwyn Lang --
Genevieve & Lindsay Strang --
Glen & Paul Silvester --
Leigh & Rob Riley --
Janet & John Wilson, Kobi Karalus, Julie Christie, Nienke Putnam & Lex Groote, Charlotte Zelenkov --
Adrian Gray --
Hilary Kingsland & Jim Jerram --
Sue & John Reekie --
Glen & Paul Silvester, Rena & Kobi Karalus, Mingmar Gyelzen --
Penny Dawson & Jamie Uhrig --
Elly Kroef & Keith Buswell --
Wendy Gilchrist & Bruce Kokernot --
Marianne Wood & Simon Maclaurin --
Catherine Hagen & Ian Schokking --
Lynley Cook & David Murdoch --
Di Bush & Liz Harding --
Sally Macdonald & Bob Zimmerman --
Sue & John Heydon --
Rachel Bishop & Jim Litch --
Carol & Ian Nicholson --
Ang Rita, Mingmar Gyelzen, Kami Temba --
Ed Hillary.
Responsibility: Michael Gill with Lynley Cook.

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"Sir Edmund Hillary became famous by being the first, with Tenzing Norgay, to climb Mt Everest in 1953. Though this was clearly a remarkable feat, Sir Edmund came to be regarded by many as a great man for the way he chose to use his fame, which was to dedicate much of the rest of his life to building schools and hospitals for the Sherpa people of Nepal. The Legacy of Everest tells the remarkable story of the two hospitals he built; Khunde Hospital in 1966 in the Khumbu region at the foot of Mt Everest, and Phaplu Hospital in 1975 in the Solu Valley. These hospitals were staffed by volunteer doctors and their partners from New Zealand and Canada until they were eventually handed over to Sherpa doctors. Using letters written by these volunteers, and many subsequent interviews, Michael Gill, a doctor himself who worked with Sir Edmund from the beginning on these projects, has pieced together this fascinating history of a unique aid project."--Back cover.

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