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Sir Edmund Hillary, +2 Years

Stud mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary died two years ago today. His family marked the occasion by walking a new seaside trail named for him in New Zealand.

Hillary was 33 years old in 1953 when he and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay became the first humans to stand atop Mount Everest, the world’s highest point.

“The explorers of the past were great men and we should honour them. But let us not forget that their spirit lives on. It is still not hard to find a man who will adventure for the sake of a dream or one who will search, for the pleasure of searching, not for what he may find.” –Hillary

Photos of Sir Edmund Hillary and his funeral >>

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