Interview with Sir Edmund Hillary: Mountain Climbing

Interview with Sir Edmund Hillary: Mountain Climbing

Sir Edmund Hillary FW06102 / FX 6102

What if you were the first man on the top of the world? On May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary scaled the peak of Mount Everest, becoming an instant celebrity. In honor of his achievement, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. In this interview with Howard Langer, Hillary discusses the Everest expedition as well as other topics, such as the merits of women climbers, the personality of an ideal climber, and the possibility of an abominable snowman. Liner notes include a transcription of the interview and general information about mountaineering.

Year Released 1974
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1974 Folkways Records
Country(s) United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Documentary; Spoken word; World history

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101 Introduction Sir Edmund Hillary 1:45
102 Dangers of Mountain Climbing / Equipment / Techniques Sir Edmund Hillary 10:45
103 The Everest Expedition Sir Edmund Hillary 2:29
201 The Everest Expedition (continued): Manpower, Terrain, and the Final Assault Sir Edmund Hillary 8:17
202 The Abominable Snowman / Women Mountain Climbers / Mountain Climbing Personalities Sir Edmund Hillary 8:40
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