Friday, January 11, 2008

Sir Edmund Hillary dead at 88

The first man to climb Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary died Friday of a heart attack. On May 29, 1953, the successful ascent and return by the former New Zealand bee keeper and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in a Brittish team made them instant celebrities.
Over the years he has become known as the dean of Mountaineering, known for his cheerful, humble graciousness

2 comments:

Zen said...

His legend is larger than Everest. May he rest in peace.

nzone said...

Have just watched the funeral...its so sad that the father of our country has gone.