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New HP Foundation Silent Auction - July 1953 Life Magazine - Everest Edition

February 2 2015 at 4:30 PM
Dave Covill  (Login DaveCOLORADO)

The Highpointers Foundation will silent auction our 17th book since 2009!

This particular Silent Auction is being held from January 2015 thru April 30th 2015 at 6 p.m. EDT.

The featured item this quarter is a Life Magazine from July 13th 1953, with Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgays story of ascending Everest. It is NOT signed, but is certainly a collectors edition, and would make a fabulous gift.

At 11:30 am local time on May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary, “... looked upward to see a narrow snow ridge running up to a snowy summit. A few more whacks of the ice ax in the firm snow and we stood on top. ... I looked at Tenzing and in spite of the balaclava, goggles, and oxygen mask all encrusted with long icicles that concealed his face, there was no disguising his infectious grin of pure delight as he looked all around him. We shook hands and then Tenzing threw his arm around my shoulders and we thumped each other on the back until we were almost breathless.”

Few dispute that the first ascent of Mount Everest was, and remains, the most momentous moment in mountaineering history. A war-torn society took a joyous tick upward, and Hillary and Tenzing were heralded as heroes. When the July issue of Life Magazine arrived, it brought color photos and the story of the famous climb into American living rooms. It sparked the imagination of millions.


Get more information from The Foundation at:

Their Home Page at and click on the Fundraising button at the top of the page.

Their Fund Raising Page at and then click to the Silent Auction Page prominently displayed as a link.

Fill out the Bid form, and submit a bid. Bids must be at least $20 higher than the current high bid.

All bid activity will be updated daily, but is not instantaneous. The amount of the donation above and beyond the value of the book from the winning bidder is tax deductible so please consult your tax professional.

The proceeds will help to benefit projects that The Foundation is working on. Plans are to offer a new item each quarter going forward. Donors can specify if they would like to have their $ benefit a specific state highpoint, or just to be used in general where need is greatest.

The website is now capable of accepting PayPal or VISA donations.

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Mark S
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So do I win?

May 2 2015, 3:00 PM 

Almost paid this morning, but wanted to be sure I am the actual high bidder first. Don't know if someone may have gotten in a last second bid that hasn't yet been posted.

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