Norman Hardie

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Hardie in 1990

Norman David Hardie (28 December 1924 – 31 October 2017) was a New Zealand climber. He was involved in the first ascent of 8,586-metre (28,169 ft) Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world.[1] He was born in Timaru, New Zealand.

A close friend of Edmund Hillary, for 22 years Hardie was on the board of Edmund Hillary's Himalayan Trust.[2] He visited the Himalayas on 14 trips. He has also been to Antarctica on three occasions, including as leader of Scott Base.

In the 1992 New Year Honours, Hardie was appointed a Companion of the Queen's Service Order for community service.

Hardie died on 31 October 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand at the age of 92.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bayer, Kurt (7 May 2015). "Overlooked Kiwi climber Norman Hardie recognized for climbing Himalayan mountain Mt Kangchenjunga". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  2. De Cort, Maria (28 November 2006). "Mountaineering feats relived in autobiography". Canterbury University Press. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  3. "Hardie a great mountaineer of the sport's great age". The Press. 3 November 2017. p. A1. Retrieved 3 November 2017.