A history of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's 1953 summit of Mt. Everest, detailing the challenges encountered, the individuals involved, the discoveries made, and how the expedition left its mark upon the world.
Part of the Great Expeditions series
From the bottom of the ocean to the surface of the moon, humankind has explored almost every corner of our world. This series introduces readers to six of the boldest expeditionary forces in recent history, providing biographical details about the expeditions’ famous participants, outlining the important discoveries or achievements that were made, and relating how their exploits changed the world. Engaging text, archival photos, and period artwork combine to take readers on the ultimate voyages of discovery.