“He conquered Mt. Everest by foot; the world by storm, and the South Pole driving a modified Ferguson tractor.”
Today, the world shocked of his sudden Death, Sir Edmund Hillary, aged 88, the legendary mountaineer, adventurer and philanthropist died yesterday due to heart failure at the Auckland City Hospital at around 9am and a state funeral is set on Jan 22.
I remember during my university days, particularly the world history my professor discussed with us the life and adventures of Sir Hillary. And I started to become interested in outdoor adventures such as rock climbing and joined Stallion Mountaineer Society in my school.
For us, Sir Ed is the inspirations of every Mountaineer despite he conquered the highest peak in the world He still humble and never lost sight of his roots and a person dedicated to the service of others.
Audio: hear Sir Ed
Courtesy by Dominion Post
Thank you very much, we will miss you!!