Sir Edmund Hillary died today
The first man to conquer Everest along with Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa, who spent his life exploring and helping the lives of the Sherpa's in Nepal through the Himalayan Trust.
He was also a member of the Order of the Garter.
He showed the world that people can do anything, even conquer the world's highest mountain, and has inspired hundreds of people to follow in his footsteps.
He also was a Kiwi. Which is a bit annoying, but at least all of us Colonials will be able to tell the Poms that it was a Kiwi who conquered Everest.
Rest in Peace Sir Edmund Hillary.