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RIP Sir Edmund Hillary by elina on 11 January 2008 9:30am
 
Sad news this morning: Sir Edmund Hillary has passed away. I respect this man enormously, for everything he did in his life. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
 
Re: RIP Sir Edmund Hillary by kazzzz on 11 January 2008 9:36am
 
Oh absolutely...an amazing man and a life very well lived.
 
Re: RIP Sir Edmund Hillary by Ginnyp on 11 January 2008 4:07pm
 
Very upset that he found Everest had turned into a tourist attraction.Grandad would have been thrilled with computers, satellites and mobile 'phones. Never got farther than France. I'm sure both of them would be appalled at the amount of trash left behind. If you can do "tourist" you can do "clean up".
 
Re: RIP Sir Edmund Hillary by tucsonmike on 11 January 2008 6:28pm
 
Sorry to hear it. Everest should be cleaned up.
 
Re: RIP Sir Edmund Hillary by Ginnyp on 12 January 2008 1:16am
 
Exactly!
 
Re: RIP Sir Edmund Hillary by Ken Dunn on 12 January 2008 2:21am
 
I am glad he lived life to the full and was a modest popular figurehead in the world of mountaineering. He also did a lot of work in the Himalaya after his success on Everest.

I sometimes say to my wife after returning home from a walk in the wind, "Yes, I've got the Edmund Hillary look." I have a personally signed philatelic cover from the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest and I treasure it. I am almost finished his book 'View From the Summit" There are a lot of tributes to him in stuff.co.nz website.
~
Very poignant that the next chapter of his book that I am reading is Disaster.
 
Re: RIP Sir Edmund Hillary by Palin_Lover on 12 January 2008 2:22am
 
Very very sad.
 
Re: RIP Sir Edmund Hillary by Ken Dunn on 12 January 2008 9:25pm
 
The joys of being a personality/celebrity, quoted from Sir Edmund Hillary's book, View From The Summit:

It was all rather queer - twenty-four hours before I had been nearly dead and now I was being asked to give a lecture.
 



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