Friday, January 11, 2008

RIP Sir Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

There are famous people and then there are legends. Sir Edmund Hillary falls squarely into the latter category. Not just an adventurer, but a humanitarian and unfailingly modest. When asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest with Tenzing Norgay, the former bee keeper famously replied, "because it's there." Words to live by.

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