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RIP Sir Edmund Hillary

He was one of a very small number of people I have always considered to be a
real hero. I had the great good fortune to meet him and spend a little time
with him. This is a sad day for me. A very big loss for us all. For those
of you who didn't know about him, take the time to read the bios that
accompany his obituary. "Ed" was truly remarkable.


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Miles58
> He was one of a very small number of people I have always considered to be a
> real hero. I had the great good fortune to meet him and spend a little time
> with him. This is a sad day for me. A very big loss for us all. For those
> of you who didn't know about him, take the time to read the bios that
> accompany his obituary. "Ed" was truly remarkable.


Absolutely agree - never met him, but always considered him a proper
hero too.
RIP.

Michael
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Michael,

a real social climber...

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Shaun
> a real social climber...


Oh dear - you get worse with age 😉

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You go stand in the corner until you can apologize and play nice.

BAD SHAUN!

BAD SHAUN!

BAD SHAUN!


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Got a great view of Everest now.
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Michael,

given the scale you work to, I'll take that as a compliment...

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Miles58,

guess I'll be there for a while then...

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Shaun
> given the scale you work to, I'll take that as a compliment...


That you're old? <g>

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Michael,

18 days until I'm 51...

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Shaun Pond wrote:
> Michael,
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> 18 days until I'm 51...
>


Really... My Mom is 50... Where were you in Dec 1979 - Jan 1980?

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Miles58 wrote:
> He was one of a very small number of people I have always considered to be a
> real hero. I had the great good fortune to meet him and spend a little time
> with him. This is a sad day for me. A very big loss for us all. For those
> of you who didn't know about him, take the time to read the bios that
> accompany his obituary. "Ed" was truly remarkable.
>
>

I was sad to see this as I have become fascinated with Mt. Everest and
in fact just bought a few more books on various different climbs
especially the 1996 climb. You were very lucky to have spent time with him.
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I always thought that at the time he did the climb it was such a remarkable
thing. The gear was so primitive by comparison. Climbers then routinely
came down and had finger and toes and feet amputated after attempting much
lower peaks. It amazed me.

That he spent the rest of his life making things better for the Nepali
people, and continued to do so even after the personal tragedies. Just an
unwavering dedication to what he was about.


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Miles58 wrote:
> I always thought that at the time he did the climb it was such a remarkable
> thing. The gear was so primitive by comparison. Climbers then routinely
> came down and had finger and toes and feet amputated after attempting much
> lower peaks. It amazed me.
>
> That he spent the rest of his life making things better for the Nepali
> people, and continued to do so even after the personal tragedies. Just an
> unwavering dedication to what he was about.
>
>

I totally agree it's remarkable what he accomplished.
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I was amazed that he did his mountaineering thing so well that he
actually died of old age. He will be missed. As they say in Nepal: "OM
mani padme hum. OM shaantih, shaantih, shaantih."

Miles58 wrote:
> He was one of a very small number of people I have always considered to be a
> real hero. I had the great good fortune to meet him and spend a little time
> with him. This is a sad day for me. A very big loss for us all. For those
> of you who didn't know about him, take the time to read the bios that
> accompany his obituary. "Ed" was truly remarkable.
>
>

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