A sad day for New Zealand, as it loses its most respected and best-known citizens – and for the world of mountaineering and exploration. He was truly one of the greatest explorers of our age. Not only for his conquest of Everest, but especially for his life-long dedication to helping the Sherpas of the Khumbu region. If only all mountaineers bothered to do so much for the regions in which they climbed.
I would have loved to get a chance to meet Sir Edmund.