Friday, January 11, 2008

reaching heights with humility

today, sir Edmund Hillary died at the age of 88. 55years ago along with Tenzing Norgay (Nepal local), they conquered the heights of Mt. Everest, the world's highest peak reaching 8,848meters (Philippine's highest peak Mt. Apo elevates at 2,954meters). he was able to achieve projects which helped the sherpas. Thus, giving him Nepal's first honorary citizenship. he was also declared knight commander of the British empire.

He once said "It was wrong if there was a man suffering altitude problems and was huddled under a rock, just to lift your hat, say 'good morning' and pass on by. Human life is far more important than just getting to the top of a mountain."

he saw his humanitarian work as a duty. he visited many other countries and continued his humanitarian work.

people will never forget sir Edmund who has reached heights in serving with humility. may God bless your soul.

the picture shown on top is my old copy of National Geographic featuring sir Edmund and Tenzing's journey to Mt. Everest.

1 comment:

honey said...

when i first memorized at out Civics and Culture class in elementary about who first climbed Mt. Everest, i was just merely memorizing the name of the person, never realizing he was still alive at that point and how much he has contributed to humankind. now, things dawned that he wasn't just the first person who reached the peak of the Earth, but might have also the first to touch the hearts of the locals.

-honey-

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