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Sunday, 13 January 2008

Sir Edmund Hillary RIP

Sir Edmund Hillary died last Friday 11th January aged 88. He together with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first climbers to summit Chomolungma (Everest) on 29 May 1953, one and a half years before I was born.

Hillary said: My most worthwhile things have been the building of schools and clinics. That has given me more satisfaction than a footprint on a mountain.

Read here Cameron McNeish's tribute.

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