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From the Vault – Remembering Sir Ed: Hillary Returns

  • Monday 1 Jan

G Following his 1953 conquest of Mt. Everest, Sir Ed, accompanied by fellow New Zealand climber George Lowe, returns to Auckland, emerging from a flying boat to a hero's welcome. After further celebrations in his home town, Papakura, he is interviewed by his brother Rex, musing on the last challenging step of his ascent (soon to be named 'Hillary's Step') and the suitability of the Southern Alps as preparation for, one might say, knocking the bastard off.

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