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Everest and Beyond
Produced by: Jack Perkins
A tribute to the extraordinary life and achievements of Sir Edmund Hillary. After his memorable conquest of Everest in 1953, this tall, craggy, modest man, added to his worldwide fame with expeditions to remote corners of the world and his activities serving the Sherpa people of Nepal. This New Zealand legend of the 20th century has lived life to the full – surviving personal tragedy as well as achieving historic triumphs and displaying tireless philanthropy. Produced by Jack Perkins of Radio New Zealand, ‘Everest And Beyond’ draws on the recollections of family, friends and colleagues of Sir Edmund Hillary and also uses audio from films shot in Nepal and India by documentary film maker Michael Dillon.

Program Credits

Everest and Beyond airs as part of Pole to Pole, an international media celebration of the 2007-2009 International Polar Year, produced with support from the National Science Foundation, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the British Broadcasting Corporation, Deutsche Welle Radio, Radio New Zealand, and the SOUNDPRINT Media Center, INC.


Pole to Pole Gallery
A gallery showing different ‘Pole to Pole’ research sites.

International Polar Year
This site is dedicated to the use of cutting edge science to explore and interprete the wide range of the physical and biological issues of the Arctic and Antarctic.

Himalayan Trust
Founded by Hillary, the trust provides much needed resources to the Sherpas.

BBC's Archive Video: Edmund's Return: 1953
Edmund recounts his adventure to the press after his return home.

A Tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary
A collection of audio media and documentaries on the accomplishments of the first person to summit Mt. Everest.

Pole to Pole at Radio NZ
Explore Antarctica with Radio New Zealand, including images, blogs, and a podcast.

View from the Summit
by: Edmund Hillary 2003
A book that not only gives its readers a remarkable account of his life changing summit, but also exposes Hillary's humanitarian efforts.

Tenzing: Hero of Everest
by: Ed Douglas, Johnna Rizzo 2003
An insight into the life of Hillary's summit partner, who brought pride to his native Nepal through interviews with people close to him.

Radio Online
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