Earlier this month Sir Edmund Hillary passed away – he was the first man to climb Mt. Everest, along with his guide Tenzig Norgay. I wanted to honor one of the last few people with a true adventurer spirit! You gotta love a guy who said of his achievement, “Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it”.
In addition to climbing Everest, he went on several other expeditions, and later in life, was involved with fundraising campaigns in Nepal. They called him The Big Man, or, ‘ Burra Sahib’.