The musical is a documentary drama about the life of one of New Zealand's most famous son's, Sir Edmund Hillary.
Edmund Hillary grows up with his brother and sister in Tuakau and goes to school, first in Tuakau and later at Auckland Grammar School. He goes climbing with friends and joins his family in the bee keeping business. He joins the Royal New Zealand Air Force and comes home from the Pacific injured. He goes climbing in the Southern Alps with friends, conquers Mt Cook and rescues Ruth Adams. Next he goes climbing in the Himalayas and is the first to climb Mount Everest with Norgay Tensing. He is knighted by the Queen and marries Louise Rose. He carries out many projects in Nepal and is recognized by the Nepalese people as their benefactor and friend.
A touring version with a reduced cast size is also available upon request.