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Good Day - Sir Edmund Hillary Television – 1979 Magazine

Good Day - Sir Edmund Hillary

Television – 1979 Magazine

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In this Good Day interview, Alison Parr talks to Sir Edmund Hillary as he discusses From the Ocean to the Sky, a book about his 1977 jet boat mission up India's holy river, The Ganges. A reflective Sir Ed talks adventure, spirituality and his 'escapist' relationship with Nepal; and Parr probes him on his reluctance to include single women on expeditions. On a more outspoken note, he expresses his dismay at a lack of "positive, inspirational leadership" in contemporary NZ in what is arguably a barely disguised attack on the style of Prime Minister Rob Muldoon.

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I knew perfectly well that I wasn’t superhuman and that I was extremely ordinary.
– Sir Edmund Hillary on the adulation he received in India