Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Farewell sir Edmund !

Today sir Edmund Hillary the conquerer of Everest had finished his last journey and took his place in history. Being on his footsteps it was evident to observe that he was like a father for the Sherpa people, it is just enough to see the schools and bridges build by his foundation.

"His loss to us is bigger and heavier than Mount Everest," Ang Rita Sherpa told the service in a small church in Auckland. "He is our true guardian and our second father, but he has left us behind today"

Below it's famous route on the south ridge of Mt. Everest, with the Hillary step in the middle:

Hats off sir Ed !

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