Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Kiwis have, for generations, been raised to know (and frequently celebrate) our history of high achievers from the first slurp of our mother's milk.

Maybe our highest achiever was Ed Hillary and if you don't know who Ed Hillary was, the rock you have been living under must be bigger than Mt Everest, the conquering of which made him and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay so famous.

Just eleven days ago on January 11th, at the venerable age of 88, Ed Hillary passed away after a lifetime of doing stuff.

He climbed mountains; he journeyed to the Antarctic. He made huge contributions to the people who lived with his mountain and touched the hearts and lives, minds and dreams of those who felt the impact of this giant's life.

Today Sir Edmund Hillary was buried, following a State Funeral held in Auckland. Media Links at NZ Herald.

Onya Ed, you have no more mountains left to climb.

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