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.