The humble New Zealand beekeeper, Sir Edmund Hillary, who shot to global fame as the first person in 1953, to reach the summit of the highest Mountain, Everest, had passed away on Friday 11th January 2008. According to an officer at Auckland Hospital, he had heart attack after a spell of bad health.
This news had been spread everywhere. Most daily and television report it as a headline and millions of people in the world pay attention and condolence on him.
One thing I like from him, he consistently refused to confirm he was the first man reach the mountain, he was always saying he and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay had climbed as a team to the top. It was a measure of his modesty, and of his commitment to his colleagues. Salute…!
Good bye Hillary, the world has noted your name and thousand of climbers will always remember you. You are in every single heart of not only climber but furthermore you are very special for every adventurer in this planet.