Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to stand atop the world's highest mountain, was remembered Friday as a deeply driven but unassuming man who strived to help the people of Nepal in the decades after his ascent of Mount Everest.A giant has left us.
Hillary, who died Friday of a heart attack at 88, will have a state funeral in New Zealand, where he began the mountaineering career that took him and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay to the tallest point on earth, a spokesman for his family said.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
A great man, a mensch. If a young man wanted to know as a man how to reach greatness, and how to act after, Sir Edmond Hillary would be a great start.