Remembering a remarkable man


This is in appreciation of Sir Edmund Hillary, who died Jan. 11 at the age of 88.

Hillary (right), a quiet beekeeper from New Zealand, and Tenzing Norgay from Nepal (left), became the first people to climb to the top of Mount Everest in 1953. After gaining world-wide fame, Hillary devoted his life to helping the citizens of Nepal by establishing the Himalayan Trust. The organization helped build schools, hospitals and transportation infrastructure in Nepal.

I drew this from a photograph in Time magazine. A similar photo (same day, different moment), along with several others, appears on the National Geographic website here.

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