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Sir Edmond Hillary


A Magic Meeting with my School Boy Hero

Imagine, 2004, I am in a public call box in Auckland, New Zealand. After putting the local telephone directory down I eventually get the right number. "Saw your name scribbled on a pub ceiling in Snowden about 42 years ago whilst rock climbing". A clearly excited voice replied, "Where are you, come and have a cup of tea ?"  "I am just100 yards from your front door". Oh, the memories. We talked mountains, granite rock, Nepal and Tibet, my next adventure, we talked of lots of things.....a privilege and a pleasure I will never ever forget. Ed signed a photo for me, my cub on a Java beach whilst desperately looking for fuel during the 2001 London to Sydney Air Race.


  • Posted By: Maurice Kirk
  • Posted : 11-01-2010
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