Friday, January 11, 2008

Bye Bye Sir Ed

Today everyone in New Zealand is a bit sad. We lost a great man today -Sir Edmund Hilary was the first man to climb Mount Everest in 1953 with his sherpa guide. He was just a quiet beekeeper who liked to go off and hike in the mountains. He also carried on with humanitarian work from that time to now, for the Himalayan Trust, building schools,airstrips, bridges and hospitals in Nepal.
Take a break from the celebrities, drop into CNN, The Age, Stuff or BBC and have a read about a good man.


  1. It's always sad to lose a good human.

  2. He was a really great guy, and Mum told us he went back and did a lot of good things for the people of Nepal after he finished climbing. A true hero.