SIGNED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY
(HILLARY, Edmund). Photograph signed. No place, no date. One sheet, measures 8 inches by 10 inches.
Color photograph of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in climbing gear, carrying backpacks and struggling on the side of snow-covered Mount Everest, boldly signed by Hillary.
In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary, with Tenzing Norgay, established his reputation as the first to climb Mount Everest, the world's highest peak. Although he ascended Everest only once after the initial summit, Hillary had a profound influence on the Everest area, returning each year to work among the Sherpa people.