Edmund Hillary, with Tenzing Norgay the first to climb Everest and come back to tell the tale, has died.
It’s a name I had heard from childhood, with a legendary status that will remain unblemished and undiminished. These days we hear of stunts which are supposed to stretch the limits of mans experience on land, sea and air and “recreations” are commonplace for the telly. But in Hillary’s day and before, Scott, Shackleton, these guys were adventurers. Real heroes.
I like the folks who do things first. The rest of us will forever be just going out to play.