January 11, 2008

Sir Edmund Hillary

Rest in peace. What a great man.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Paul Capewell said...

I know, right? Wow. Really though - WOW.

Um, off topic, am I a bad person for thinking him and Helen Clarke bear a striking resemblance...?

I'm gonna hide now.

7:03 PM  
Blogger owens valley tomatohead said...

I know he had to pass sometime, but I still wasn't ready for it. I have been fascinated by Edmund Hillary since I was a kid. Read all the incarnations of his autobiographies and marveled at how no-nonsense he was.

I think I was most struck by what he accomplished when we walked through a school he helped build wayyyyy up in the Himalayas about a dozen years ago now. The village barely had running water, but here was this much used and loved school.

I reckon he would have been a bit embarrassed by the state funeral he's getting.

10:22 PM  

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