Saturday, January 12, 2008

Sir Edmund Hillary has Died

Sir Edmund Hillary, the first climber to scale the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, has died aged 88.

He was the first man to climb the 8,850m (29,035ft) peak, with Tenzing Norgay, on 29 May 1953.

Returning to Everest's South Col camp, he famously greeted another member of the British expedition group with the words: "Well, George, we've knocked the bastard off."

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