31 May 2013

Ed Hillary's diary entries for the ascent of Mt Everest in 1953

From the collecton Sir Edmund Hillary: A Tribute

In association with the Auckland Museum, and with the kind permission of the Hillary family, Radio New Zealand is marking the 60th anniversary of the ascent of Mt Everest with these diary entries, written by Hillary in a small notebook charted the final days of his climb in the company of the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. Working with other members of the expedition, they climb from camp two to camp nine, from where they make the final ascent on 29 May.