More than just a Mountain

Getting some inspiration for all kinds of things by reading View From The Summit.  It is the compelling life story of a New Zealand country boy who daydreamed of wild adventures; the pioneering climber who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth after scaling the world's tallest peak; and the elder statesman and unlikely diplomat whose groundbreaking program of aid to Nepal continues to this day, paying his debt of worldwide fame to the Himalayan region.  Of course it is an brilliant and honest account by Sir Edmund Hillary and a story which captivates the reader.