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    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
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    Farewell Sir Edmund.

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    Why not? EthanYQX's Avatar
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    Rip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    Rip.


    Cheers to you Sir Edmund, may you rest in peace
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    A true explorer.
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    A true gentleman.

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    I remember one morning, as I got ready to go to grade school, that my Mother told me that Father had told her that Everest had just been climbed.
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    There goes one of our true heros and giants.

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    Can you imagine what it must have been like seeing the Hillary Step (a 40 foot sheer wall of ice and rock) a few hundred feet below the summit and realizing you'd have to climb that bad boy @ 29,000 feet gasping for air? No ladders and ropes in place for Sir Edmund and Mr. Norgay that particular day. Man, that's just amazing.

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    Senior Member hanshananigan's Avatar
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    Don't think it even made front page on Yahoo! news or CNN.com. What a sad statement about what is important (ie, marketable).

    Thanks for the post, Smashy
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    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
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    It was on the very top of Yahoo news this morning.

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    ....And just popped back up again. 'Seems like bigger news than Brittany, a missing Marine, and Facebook protests, but mebe I'm just not in touch...
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    Footballus vita est iamlucky13's Avatar
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    I saw on the news this afternoon that he died on the 11th. Huh? That's tomorrow.

    Oh right. Those sneaky New Zealanders are on the other side of the date line. They're not actually psychic.

    RIP. I hope the view's fantastic from up there.

    "Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it." ~ Sir Edmund Hillary
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Someone tell that Hillary bloke to take a hike, will ya?

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    A truly classy gentleman.
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