Hillary Dies

Sorry repubs, not that Hillary.

Edmund Hillary, the adventurer who is credited with being the first to summit Everest. He was 88.

I would think Sherpa's have been to the top before Hillary was born.

In his 1999 book "View from the Summit," Hillary finally broke his long public silence about whether it was he or Norgay who was the first man to step atop Everest.

"We drew closer together as Tenzing brought in the slack on the rope. I continued cutting a line of steps upwards. Next moment I had moved onto a flattish exposed area of snow with nothing by space in every direction," Hillary wrote.

"Tenzing quickly joined me and we looked round in wonder. To our immense satisfaction we realized with had reached the top of the world."

Before Norgay's death in 1986, Hillary consistently refused to confirm he was first, saying he and the Sherpa had climbed as a team to the top. It was a measure of his personal modesty, and of his commitment to his colleagues.

Tenzing probably went up to the top with his buds all the time.

Source: AOL News

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