Things they said: Sir Edmund Hillary

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“Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow in a high mountain gully and feel the same urge to climb towards it.”

Sir Edmund Hillary

Hillary was awarded the Livingstone Medal of the RSGS in 1953, jointly with Sir John Hunt, “for perseverance and will-power in reaching the summit of Everest.”

Writer and editor at The Hazel Tree (www.the-hazel-tree.com). Writer in Residence at the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and writing a blog on great explorers at www.rsgsexplorers.com

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