Sir Edmund Hillary Dies at 88

Sir Edmund Hillary
photo:Graeme Mulholland

From the AP:

Sir Edmund Hillary, the unassuming beekeeper who conquered Mount Everest to win renown as one of the 20th century's greatest adventurers, has died, New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark announced Friday. He was 88. »

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January 16, 2008 at 5:04 p.m. (EST)

For those interested, here are a few more articles on Hillary, as recommended by

Britain’s Telegraph has an excellent summary of Hillary’s life and accomplishments:

English climbing author Jim Perrin has published a perceptive obituary at Guardian Unlimited:

Hillary was always quotable (“We knocked the bastard off”), and The New Zealand Herald has collected some of his best lines:

Read the June 2, 1953, news story about the first ascent of Mt. Everest at Guardian Unlimited:

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