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  • Sir Edmund Hillary... A great Kiwi.

    On this day (it's 29 May here folks) 50 years ago Sir Edmund Hillary and sherpa Tenzing Norgay set foot on the summit of Mount Everest.

    Sir Ed was quoted by Tenzing as passing the immortal words "Well, we knocked the bastard off." While not as inspiring as Niel Armstrongs words when he stepped onto the moon, they did describe adequately the sense of occasion he felt, in a typical Kiwi fashion.

    Sir Ed has gone on to pay his respect to the people of Nepal by raising funds for schools and hospitals / medical clinics throughout the country, and has been made an honorary citizen of Nepal for his efforts.


    News story of the climb

    Go to this link and read about a true gentleman.

    http://www.nzedge.com/heroes/hillary.html

    Kia Kaha Sir Ed, a True Kiwi Bloke
    Last edited by FlyingKiwi; 05-28-2003, 06:36 PM.
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    There was only one photo taken that day on the summit, Sir Ed clicked the photo below because..

    "As far as I knew, he [Tenzing] had never taken a photograph before, and the summit of Everest was hardly the place to show him how".
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    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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