A giant leaves us. Sir Ed Hillary dies.

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    At 0900 Sir Edmund Hillary climbed his final mountain at Auckland hospital.

    Known to all Kiwi's as "Sir Ed" he was as a gentle giant who cared far more for others than himself.

    Ake Ake Kia Kaha Sir Ed.

    story and more
     
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    My aunt met him on a hiking trail in Nepal in the 80s as I recall. :salute:
     
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    JUst watched a show about him afew months ago. :salute:
     
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    Learned something new about him today as well.

    In 1943 Hillary joined the RNZAF as a navigator and served on a PBY Catalina. :salute:

    TO
     
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    As you said k9...Ake Ake Kia kaha ('For ever and ever be strong')


    Rest well, Big man.
     
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    He will be missed. :salute:
     
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