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copyright 1968; by Louise Hillary; full title: "A YAK FOR CHRISTMAS by Sir Edmund Hillary's wife and children on a Himalayan holiday"; Doubleday & Company publishers, New York; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket poor with numerous edge tears.


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This is the simple journal of a family vacation, but it goes far beyond the ordinary. The family, being the wife and children of Sir Edmund Hillary, was no ordinary family, and the vacation wasn't ordinary either. One year, instead of celebrating Christmas at home in New Zealand, Louise Hillary and the three kids took off for South Asia. After a brief stop in New Delhi, they went on to Katmandu and then off to trek in the Himalayan mountains with Edmund. Highlights of the trip were the dedication of Khumjung hospital for the Sherpas that the Hillarys had founded and campaigned for, and a family trek to the Everest Base Camp. On the trip home, they visited with Tenzing (a team member from Edmund's historic climb) and his family. The book includes several pages of high-quality black-and-white photos.

A YAK FOR CHRISTMAS by Sir Edmund Hillary's wife and children

SKU: BS224/135
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