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Sir Edmund Hillary Passes On

When I was a kid, Sir Edmund Hillary was one of my heroes. He was the first man to climb Everest, with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953, and spent much of his time afterwards improving life for the Sherpas in Nepal. He was also a New Zealander, which makes him probably my country's most famous hero. He passed on today, aged 88. I imagine he's fighting evil in another dimension, or more appropriately, climbing new and exciting mountains in another dimension.