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akiwiguy
01-11-2008, 04:33 AM
Not sure how news-worthy to the rest of the world, but definitely the greatest Kiwi ever. RIP mate.

http://www.achievement.org/achievers/hil0/large/hil0-001.jpg

MidnightMuse
01-11-2008, 04:35 AM
I just read that, so sad. But honestly, I thought he'd died like, years ago.

nerds
01-11-2008, 04:43 AM
a couple of quotes of his:

"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."

"Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it."


He wrote a marvelous book, A View From the Summit.

An amazing life, well done Sir Hillary, well done.

SpookyWriter
01-11-2008, 04:45 AM
Now this is a mug who did it without the anguish of vanity. Rest in Peace.

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/ww/news/2008/01/10/edmund_hillary_lg.jpg (http://www.yahoo.com/s/780126)

You made it to the top, again.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
01-11-2008, 04:51 AM
It's pretty newsworthy here in Oklahoma, akiwi. What an incredible life he lived... with just the right amount of chutzpah to make him real.

nerds
01-11-2008, 04:52 AM
I just loved that wonderful face.


and later, still wonderful -

http://www.cspart.com/art/ed_hillary_4.jpg

nerds
01-11-2008, 04:55 AM
Everest




http://www.letsgodigital.org/images/artikelen/39/mount-everest.jpg

truelyana
01-11-2008, 04:57 AM
I had no idea, who he was until now.

nerds
01-11-2008, 05:05 AM
a little bit about Sir Edmund Hillary -

http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/hil0bio-1

SpookyWriter
01-11-2008, 05:32 AM
I had no idea, who he was until now.Really?

truelyana
01-11-2008, 05:33 AM
Really?

Yes, really.

veinglory
01-11-2008, 05:53 AM
I loved how he went back to help the people who live around Everest with schools and health care.

Haggis
01-11-2008, 06:07 AM
A good, well-spent, exciting, worthwhile long life. RIP.

Shadow_Ferret
01-11-2008, 07:02 AM
Wow. He was still alive? I assumed he died decades ago.

One of the last great ones.