Ed Hillary signed Life Card. Certified Authentic and Graded Mint 9.
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary KG ONZ KBE OSN (20 July 1919 11 January 2008) was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt. TIME magazine named Hillary one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Hillary became interested in mountaineering while in secondary school.He made his first major climb in 1939, reaching the summit of Mount Ollivier. He served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force as a navigator during World War II.
Prior to the 1953 Everest expedition, Hillary had been part of the British reconnaissance expedition to the mountain in 1951 as well as an unsuccessful attempt to climb Cho Oyu in 1952. As part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition he reached the South Poleoverland in 1958.
He subsequently reached the North Pole, making him the first person to reach both poles and summit Everest. Following his ascent of Everest, Hillary devoted most of his life to helping the Sherpa people of Nepal through the Himalayan Trust, which he founded.Through his efforts, many schools and hospitals were built in Nepal. The item "Sir Edmund Hillary signed index card PSA/DNA authenticated Mt Everest Explorer" is in sale since Sunday, December 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Historical". The seller is "autographed-memorabilia" and is located in Des Moines, Iowa. This item can be shipped to United States.