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Friday, January 11, 2008

Edmund Hilary (1919-2008)

All the New Zealanders I know know each other and all New Zealanders referred to Edmund Hilary as "Ed".
The story is that he was the first man at the summit of Everest – but, frankly, given the staggering danger of what was then unknown, who cares? – but Tensing Norgay had never used a camera before "and this was no time for a photography lesson".
Hence the picture of Tensing at the top.
Noble, whichever way you look at it.