Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sir Edmund Hillary, First Man to Climb Mt.Everest, Dies at 88

From the New York TImes --

"Sir Edmund Hillary, the lanky New Zealand mountaineer and explorer
who with Tenzing Norgay, his Sherpa guide, won worldwide acclaim in
1953 by becoming the first to scale the 29,035-foot summit of Mount
Everest, the world's tallest peak, has died, New Zealand Prime
Minister Helen Clark announced Friday in Wellington.

He was 88."

Read the full story at --

Some great photos at the National Geographic --

No comments: