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Good Day - Sir Edmund Hillary Television (Full Length) – 1979 Magazine

Good Day - Sir Edmund Hillary

Television (Full Length) – 1979 Magazine

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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
I’ve built up a group of friends [who are] very competent, cheerful, capable of handling most problems that come along, and what perhaps is even more important to me is that I enjoy their company very much indeed. So when I go off an an expedition all I need to do is to call up my friends — and they hastily try to prevent their wives from actually hearing what I’m saying! — and suggest that they come along on a trip and ... away they go.
– Sir Ed on how he gets expeditions moving
I think temporarily at least most of us became almost Hindu in our outlook.
– Sir Ed on the 'Ganga's' effect on the team spiritually