It’s still there. Sorta.

Sir Edmund Hillary died yesterday. Think what you will about modern tourism-as-mountaineering (especially on Everest), but there’s no denying that by climbing Mount Everest with Tenzing Norgay and the rest of their team, Hillary changed the world dramatically — he made it smaller. How many of us can say that? And now with his passing, it’s become smaller once again.

Posted on January 11th, 2008 by Katxena