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RIP Sir Edmund Hillary

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Left_Coast, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    AP News Alert just moved.

    BC-APNewsAlert,0027WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Prime Minister Helen Clark says
    Mount Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary has died.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I thought he'd been dead for years.

    RIP to a great explorer.
  3. Like SC, I had no idea he was alive.

    I guess heaven needed help getting to the summit, or something.
  4. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    He was 88.
  5. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Heaven needed someone to order the Sherpas around.
  6. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    You're thinking Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa who helped Hillary reach the summit of Everest. He died about 20 years ago.

    RIP to someone who -- along with Chuck Yeager, the Mercury astronauts and the Apollo crews -- were among the 20th century's greatest envelope-pushers.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I hope the AP alert wasn't slugged "Obit-Hillary."
  8. Duane Postum

    Duane Postum Member

    Man, was he keeping a low profile.
  9. RIP to the only person from whom I ever asked for an autograph. I have it on an index card. One day, I hope to have Neil Armstrong's underneath it.
  10. Italian_Stallion

    Italian_Stallion Active Member

    I was pretty sure you said last fall that you had Hillary's signature. Pretty cool deal. I read Into Thin Air just last month.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    We don;t have that kind of luck...

    I thought Edmund had been dead for years...
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I have one autograph: Rocket Richard.

    Wanna trade?

    RIP Sir Edmund.
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