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Obituaries Sir Edmund Hillary 2008

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#1 Peridot

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 11:46 PM

He was an interesting man, and by all accounts I have seen, a modest one as well.

RIP, Sir Edmund Hillary

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#2 Shalamar

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:44 AM

He often truly was the man who went where no man had gone before. I have always admired him, and sorrow at our loss.
This is one of my favorit quotes... and for some reason, I know not why, I always thought of him whenever I read it.

"Something has spoken to me in the night, burning the tapers of the waning year; something has spoken in the night, and told me I shall die, I know not where. Saying: "To lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.
Whereon the pillars of this earth are founded, toward which the conscience of the world is tending-a wind is rising, and the rivers flow."

I guess maybe it is because I always thought of him as looking for, while still in this life, that land more large than earth...
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 03:03 AM

Rest In Peace Sir Edmund, you did what no one else had done, and beat Everest.

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#4 Nonny

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:09 AM

There is an excellent remembrance of him at NPR this morning.  

RIP, Sir Edmund.
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#5 Kosh

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:45 PM

Hats off for the man who made it to the top, without guidelines, or oxygen tanks, or thinsilate undies.
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