Friday, January 11, 2008

Sir Edmund Hillary

Just got the sad news that Sir Edmund Hillary, native New Zelander, humanitarian, honorary Nepalese citizen, explorer, adventurer, philanthropist, and mountaineer has passed away.

What a life he lead! The epitome of a Kiwi!!

I think New Zeland's Prime Minister, Helen Clark said it best when she commented, "He was an heroic figure who not only 'knocked off' Everest but lived a life of determination, humility and generosity."

To Sir Edmund: who not only stood atop the world, but enriched the lives of thousands of others, simply because he was moved - beyond words - and wanted to make a difference. You will be missed. But we will never forget you and what you have done.

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