(Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Image from Rolex)
“Well, George, we’ve knocked the bastard off”
To me, Sir Edmund Hillary was like the Tony Hawk of mountaineering.
It’s been about five years since I stepped anywhere remotely close to a mountain, let alone a summit, but back when it was real hardcore, Hillary was one of my heroes, alongside climbers like Reinhold Messner and Chris Bonnington.
More than that, he was also one of Rohan’s heroes, too.
Peace out, Mr Hillary.