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Peter Hillary – Adventurer

Peter Hillary

The name Hillary is synonymous with exploration and Himalayan mountaineering. Peter Hillary has been on 50 mountaineering expeditions around the world, including five to the top of the world—Mount Everest. Peter has also completed the elusive holy grail for most climbers, reaching the “seven summits” (the highest mountain on each continent). Peter chairs the Himalayan Trust, a nonprofit organization his father founded, to provide health, environment, and education services for the people in the Himalayas. Together with the local people of Nepal, the trust has funded and built 42 schools and hospitals at the foot of Mount Everest and runs educational programs in 80 schools. 

Featured Presentation

Peter Hillary HERO on Mt Rimo

70 Years of Everest

Just what is it about the world’s highest peak? Peter Hillary is a high achiever from one of the great families of mountaineering. Like his father, the late Sir Edmund Hillary—who made the first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953—Peter summited Everest and reached the South Pole on skis, forging a new route across Antarctica. Peter’s life is a testament to setting goals and accomplishing them. His ambition and good judgment have enabled him to climb mountains and survive ferocious storms and avalanches. His captivating talk is filled with authentic, spine-tingling, and at times hilarious stories about what it takes to travel to the ends of the earth.